The Tasting Panel
This 110-proof whiskey--crafted from nine-year-old bourbon and finished in French oak wine barrels--comes from John Wayne’s 1962 recipe. Nutmeg and buttered pecans make for a warm and deeply hedonistic perfume; on the palate, cedar is accented by black cherries dipped in milk chocolate. The warmth of the liquid makes the tongue glow, leaving behind flavors of orange peel and nougat. Sensational.