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Backbone Bourbon Anniversary Edition Decade Down Uncut (2021 Batch), 55%

Price: $80 Issue: Winter 2022 Reviewer: Shane English

Decade Down includes a portion of sherry cask-finished bourbon, creating a layered whiskey that shows the influence of the sherry casks without overpowering the base whiskey. The nose is vanilla and caramel-forward, with those boldest aromas resting on top of sarsaparilla, cola float, and chocolate oranges. The palate revels in flavors of cinnamon graham crackers, raspberries and cream, and blueberry scone, all backed up by vanilla, honey, and grainy sweetness.