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Barrell Private Release Ruby Port Cask-Finished Kentucky Whiskey (Batch No. AH10), 60.26%

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

Brownie batter, toasted almonds, maple syrup, orange peel, ginger, raspberries, and
strawberries on the nose, with a touch of iced tea. The palate is oily and rich with
fruit, especially after water is added; orange marmalade and cherry soda mingle with
semi-sweet chocolate and chicory coffee. Chicory, mocha, polished oak, and cocoa
powder on the finish. Add water for more prominent fruit notes without losing the
rich character or stellar balance.