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Whistling Andy Straight Bourbon, 40%

Price: $45 Issue: Spring 2014 Reviewer: Lew Bryson

Local Montana grains in an impressively brown all-Montana bourbon. Has a small-barrel smell to it—a dry wood and hard candy note I'm starting to recognize—and a snap of rye. Interesting: light but not weakin the mouth. I found their moonshine not that clean, but the wood's done a good job on it. Rye grass and sweet corn mingle with pepper and anise. Clean finish. (Montana only)