Wild Turkey Spiced, 43%

Price: $23 Issue: Spring 2014 Reviewer: Lew Bryson

An odd roaring noseful of spices: vanilla, pepper, ginger, teaberry. Tastes perfumey first, then resolves to sweet vanilla, hot oak, and more teaberry. Can't decide if it wants to be bourbon—it's hot, and flexing oak—or candy, and does a poor job at both; it's like a linebacker in a French maid's outfit, just wrong. There are much better sweet, spicy whiskey mixes out there; the original Spicebox comes to mind.