Winter is upon us here in New Jersey and as the seasons change, do your choices in whiskey vary? Over the past two years, I've noticed that overall I favor a dark and rich color whiskey, notably a single barrel or barrel proof. One that you not only "sip" but "chew" to absorb the full flavors. Others lean toward a spicy rye in the winter months for the warmth while in the summer, a favorable 80-90 proof pick is the choice.
Sitting beside a fire in the winter months yearns for a glass of whiskey in your hand, doesn't it? A few that I've enjoyed recently have been Rebel Cask Strength, Clyde Mays 5 Year Single Barrel, and Boone County Single Barrel. Those all rate high to myself and my friends, but one I will revisit very soon is the Uncle Nearest Single Barrel. Rich, dark, and full of flavor. If you can find it online, it is a must get. Cheers!