So many staffers loved this spirit. We immediately knew it would make the flight. It’s smoother and sweeter than what you might expect from whiskey and it offers hints of vanilla. It’s pretty easy to drink neat and isn’t overpowering, so it’s good for all levels of whiskey drinkers.
George Dickel Rye
This spirit is a whopping 95 percent rye, and you can tell by the slight spice and oak undertones. Don’t let that scare you away, though. It isn’t too spicy and, if you don’t want to sip it straight, Avens notes that it mixes well in an Old Fashioned or Manhattan. It’s chilled before filtering for a more consistent product year-round, and the oils coat your mouth more than other whiskeys.
Bulleit 10 Year
It takes 10 years of aging before this spirit can hit the shelves at Big Whiskey’s. Avens says age mellows out whiskey, but it still has a kick to it. The spicy taste featuring caramel and hits of vanilla sticks around after you drink it a bit longer than the previous two.
Johnnie Walker Double Black
The final spirit on the flight is what some might like to call a statement whiskey. If you’re a beginner, sip the sweet and smoky spirit with caution. It’s aged in overly toasted barrels that cause the intense flavor, and the sweetness and smokiness lingers long after your first sip. There are six million barrels aging all over the United Kingdom that whiskey connoisseurs can’t wait to get their hands on.