WhistlePig Roadstock, 43%

Price: $73 Issue: Winter 2021 Reviewer: Ted Simmons

A blend of whiskies finished in wine and beer casks that were aged on a rolling rickhouse that drove 6,000 miles. That irregular cask combination is apparent on a jam-packed nose that is super fragrant with grape jelly, lemon Pledge, sunflower seeds, and raw honey. A silky and oily palate has more of that balanced earthy sweetness to it. The finish is a bit bitter with good length though the flavors remain somewhat strange. There's a lot going on here, but the body and balance are present throughout.