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Booker's 2019-02 “Shiny Barrel Batch" Kentucky Straight Bourbon, 62%

Price: $80 Issue: Fall 2019 Reviewer: David Fleming

A pleasant, citrusy note of orange blossom on the nose, followed by licorice, dark cherry, cinnamon, and dusty oak. The palate is rich, mouth-filling and jammy, offering flavors of orange marmalade, sweet vanilla, maple syrup, French toast and strawberry jam. The finish is sweet corn, a reprise of orange, as well as vanilla, spice, and light tobacco. A robust bourbon (ice or water recommended) that's subtle at the same time.