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Barrell Private Release Calvados Cask-Finished Kentucky Whiskey (Batch No. AH14), 60.9%

Price: $109 Issue: Fall 2020 Reviewer: Susannah Skiver Barton

Pastry shop aromas permeate the nose: blueberry crumble with crusted brown sugar,
fresh-baked muffin, boysenberry syrup, and fragrant peaches, nectarines, and orange
peel. The palate pops with lively citrus, a surprising but not unwelcome element that
plays well with toasted almond, chestnut honey, and nutty oak flavors. It finishes with
roasted peanuts, bittersweet chocolate, and tea leaf, still retaining peppy citrus.