Cutler’s Artisan Spirits Stagecoach True American Whiskey: When Santa Barbara’s Ian Cutler decided that his 33 Bourbon Whiskey needed a lighter, summer-sippable cousin, he crafted Stagecoach.
A lovely pale caramel color, it’s smooth yet still rich on the palate. You, it, a porch, and one big ice cube in a glass would be summer at its most delightful.
A blend of both rye and corn whiskeys, eight years aged, and then blended by hand, it makes for a whiskey to suggest to people afraid of the hard stuff — it’s 80 proof, so expect slaps and tickles, but no punches. Or perhaps it’s a sessionable whiskey, if there can be such a thing? (For those drinking at home only.) Features a fetching, old-timey label, too.