The Black Maple Hill 16-Year-Old Small Batch has a nose of molasses and brown sugar that gives way to one of the sweetest bourbons around.
But this bourbon still manages to stay masculine — like maple syrup enjoyed by a lumberjack. It fills the mouth with sweet, supple and satisfying honey-tinged flavor, and a finish that seems to never end. It's so smooth, there's no need for ice. Despite its 95-proof strength, there's not a hint of burn even when enjoyed neat. If not straight up, this whiskey will add a bit of sweetness to help balance a whiskey sour.