The Cooper Spirits Company has released the third bottling of Hochstadter’s Vatted Straight Rye Whiskey. Taken from the historic Scottish term for the process of blending several single malts in a vat to create a new flavor, this year’s version incorporates ryes from Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Indiana and California, all of which aged in American oak barrels with a No.4 char and selected from the Cooper Spirits’ whiskey library. They are aged anywhere from 4 to 18 years. The result is a smooth, yet robust and balanced flavor with notes of blackstrap, nutmeg, mace, clove, spearmint, German-style rye bread, black pepper and sour cherry. Suggested retail is $59.99 for a 75Oml. AVAILABLE FROM Horizon Beverage Company.