Wigle Straight Rye, 50.5%

Price: $62 Issue: Winter 2015 Reviewer: Lew Bryson

Organic Pennsylvania-grown rye, 3 years old, pot-distilled a 20-minute walk from the Monongahela River. Nose: sharp rye and hard oak, floral wreathing, but not hair-crispingly hot. Oh, nice rye mouth, flavorful, not overly bitter, the oak's held in check, and there's a minty sweetness to it. Finish is well-tempered, until a note of perfume sneaks in at the end.