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Barrell New Year Blend of Straight Bourbons (2021 Edition), 56.95%

Price: $90 Issue: Winter 2020 Reviewer: Susannah Skiver Barton




Peanut lovers, pour yourself a glass of this: It's multi-dimensional where legumes are concerned. Peanut shells, spiced peanuts, dry-roasted peanuts—they're all here, interspersed with fresh mint, cinnamon, iced tea, and tobacco barn. There are tingly spices—black pepper and dried chiles—on the palate, along with black tea and peppermint. The mouthwatering finish is generously oaky, with persistent spice and nuts.