Michter’s 25 Year–Old Single Barrel Rye
Although the historic Michter’s distillery has changed locations and ownership since its founding in 1753, it still produces one of the best and most authentic renditions of America’s first spirit—according to legend, the stuff that helped keep Washington’s Continental Army on the march. It is easy to see why: This rye is bottled at 117.3 proof. Adding a splash of branch (distilled) water or a clump of snow would be in order. Only 150 bottles were released this year.