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Warm-Weather Whisky: 5 Easy-Drinking Options

Navazos Palazzi, Best ofNicolas Palazzi

The mellow answer to brasher

5. Navazos Palazzi Spanish Grain Whisky, 53.5% ABV, $120 for 750 ml

Corn whisky from a Spanish distiller is aged in still-wet Valdespino Palo Cortado Sherry casks and bottled unfiltered and undiluted. Nutty Sherry notes are unmistakable, with hints of vanilla and lemon. If a spoonful of this spilled on some vanilla ice cream, you wouldn’t be mad.

Scotch, single-grain whisky makes for superb summer sipping. These bottles will win over single-malt snobs and make marvelous Father’s Day gifts. 

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IN THE WORLD of blended Scotch whiskies, grain whisky is the backup singer, providing a soft, sweet complement tomalt’s more emphatic character. But because it’s typically produced in bulk, with unmalted cereal grains (usually wheat or corn), grain whisky hasn’t, traditionally, gotten much respect. “People assume it’s inferior,” said Ben Ellefsen, managing director of spirits company Atom Brands. “It’s an often misunderstood, often maligned beast.”

5. Navazos Palazzi Spanish Grain Whisky, 53.5% ABV, $120 for 750 ml

Corn whisky from a Spanish distiller is aged in still-wet Valdespino Palo Cortado Sherry casks and bottled unfiltered and undiluted. Nutty Sherry notes are unmistakable, with hints of vanilla and lemon. If a spoonful of this spilled on some vanilla ice cream, you wouldn’t be mad.

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