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Blaum Bros. Straight Rye, 50%

Price: $50 Issue: Spring 2020 Reviewer: Jeffery Lindenmuth

Rose petal, orange pekoe tea, and grandma's perfume earmark this as a somewhat youthful rye, with white pepper and cinnamon Trident gum accompanying the floral aromas. The palate weaves together heaps of cinnamon, clove, sandalwood spice, dried flower sachet, and chamomile, with generous oak balancing the confectionary notes of circus peanuts candies and Pixy Stix. Quite distinctive—and likely divisive.