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Black Maple Hill 16-Year-Old Small Batch

Top 10 Bourbons

Black Maple Hill 16-Year-Old Small Batch will add a bit of sweetness to help complicate a whiskey sour

This Black Maple Hill has a nose of molasses and brown sugar that gives way to one of the sweetest bourbons around, but it 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.

Price: $125

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