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Barrell Private Release Malmsey Madeira Cask-Finished Kentucky Whiskey (Batch No. AH08), 59.45%

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

A sweet and enticing nose of marzipan, crème anglaise, blueberry compote, cooked
cherry, brown sugar, baking spice, and vanilla bean. The palate showcases rich
chocolate, with heaps of dark and cooked fruit: blackberry and blueberry preserves,
Luxardo cherries, as well as cinnamon, dried ginger, allspice, and roasted
walnuts—everything seamlessly interwoven. Lengthy on the finish, with mocha, dark
chocolate, polished oak, and white pepper.