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Boone County Distilling Eighteen 33 10 year old, 45.4%

Price: $53 Issue: Summer 2017 Reviewer: Fred Minnick

First it's oak and leather, then spices of a different sort dominate, such as anise, fennel, and caraway. Then, the usual suspects in a bourbon of this age: caramel, vanilla, leather, oak, nutmeg, and slight hints of off-the-beaten-path notes: black pepper and sage. After a lovely medium-to-long finish with a strong note of toasted pecan, this is, for sure, a good, though not great sipping whiskey.