Top 20 Whiskies of 2021

#14 • Bib & Tucker 6 year old Small Batch (No. 24)

  • Rank: 14
  • Year: 2021
  • Score: 93
  • Price: $46
  • ABV: 46%
  • Style: Bourbon
  • Place of Origin: Tennessee

This Tennessee bourbon’s packaging has an old-school look and name (referring to dressing up, perhaps in your Sunday best), but in reality it’s rather new, first brought to market in 2014. Despite its lack of pedigree, at 6 years old this is lip-smacking whiskey, with a color of caramel, and an alluring aroma of sweet baking spices. There are bold, bracing tannins of cigar box and menthol that balance out the heavy sweetness of orange jam and long-stewed fruit. Intense, tasty, no-nonsense bourbon. —David Savona