Union Horse Distilling Reunion Straight Rye (Batch 2), 46.5%

Price: $40 Issue: Fall 2016 Reviewer: Jeffery Lindenmuth

Made with 100% rye aged up to 5 years, this starts off surprisingly fruit-forward, with poached pear and zesty, clove-pierced citrus, though the wood is beginning to dominate. The palate fires up the rye spice, underscored by cocoa, turning hot with some adhesive notes and finishing with fresh cereal grain and bitter oak tannins. A wood lover's whiskey.