Watkins Select, 40%

Price: $17 Issue: Spring 2014 Reviewer: Lew Bryson

Nose of sweet cinnamon candy, wintergreen, and wet wood. Wintergreen and hot/sweet cinnamon carry through on the palate, with light vanilla and some pleasant oak around the edges. Happy shiny whiskey, but you realize what's missing when you get to the finish…and there isn't one. Incredibly quick on the finish, and pretty simple throughout. It's like summer love: fun, but shallow and over quickly. Sourced whiskey.