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Bainbridge Yama American Single Grain Barley Mizunara Japanese Oak Cask, 45% Price: $495.00

Brand: Bainbridge
Category: Craft Whiskey

This high-end whiskey exhibits restrained oak, elegance, and delicateness, with wonderful poached pear, cereal, crème caramel, floral, and lemon chiffon cake aromas that yield to a bright beam of tart, mouthwatering citrus—clementine, lemon, and yuzu—tingling with allspice. Bright, light, and lively, but not lacking in complexity, finishing with marshmallow, toasted almond, and marzipan. Very pretty! American single grain whiskey aged in Japanese Mizunara oak casks.
(Fall 2016) Reviewed by: Jeffery Lindenmuth

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Bainbridge Battle Point organic wheat whiskey, 43% Price: $47.00

Brand: Bainbridge
Category: Wheat Whiskey

A small-barrel aged whiskey. The nose is sweet and fairly simple: cotton candy, wintergreen, faint menthol, and some heat. It’s hot in the mouth, too. The mint/wintergreen gives way to light caramel and sweet fudge; it’s even a bit sticky. There’s a need for more depth to balance the sweetness, and some more age to mellow the heat. More rough-edged than ‘big distiller’ whiskey at this point.
(Summer 2011) Reviewed by: Lew Bryson

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