Another bourbon from an unusual part of the States, this time the city of Spokane, Washington in America’s Pacific North-West. This wonderfully named whiskey is bottled at a feisty 101 proof (or 50.5% ABV), giving the flavours of this dram a real boost. Dry Fly also make outrageous claim that this bourbon was “100% handcrafted” using “real hands”. Dry Fly is a grain to glass distillery that works alongside 100 year old local farms (which they define as within 30 miles of the distillery). They also bottle onsite, ensuring that they are the only people to use their spirit. Dry Fly uses a mashbill of 60% corn, 20% wheat and 20% barley, making for an excellent balance. The whiskey is changed in 53-gallon new American oak barrels for at least four years. On the nose this bourbon brings forward sweet aromas of corn, cherrywood, cinnamon and black pepper. The palate has a fiery mouthfeel, and dense flavours of cornbread, caramel, cinnamon, nutmeg and anise. A cracking bottle.