Troy and Sons Small Batch Moonshine, 40%

Price: $30 Issue: Fall 2012 Reviewer: Lew Bryson

Distilled from an almost extinct strain of heirloom corn (Crooked Creek), this is a fully aromatic white whiskey: fresh white corn, crisp apple, and pear float high over the liquid. A soft mouth—not overly hot—brings the fruit, but the corn is a solid underpinning. There's a dry, almost mineral component to the finish. No flaws, interesting flavors, and nicely integrated for an unaged spirit.