Whiskey Del Bac Classic Unsmoked, 42%

Price: $49 Issue: Spring 2018 Reviewer: Jeffery Lindenmuth

Driven by earthy oak and dark cocoa on the nose, this whiskey is alluring in its rustic richness, with saddle leather and a pocketful of dried fruit pulled from an old backpack. On the palate, the cherry and red berry fruit meet some pleasant peppery and clove spice, with the impression of lemon oil. Pleasingly drinkable, with caramel and more oak on the modest finish.