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Breakout Premium Rye Whiskey, 43%

Price: $45 Issue: Fall 2012 Reviewer: Lew Bryson

Interesting: “Bottled by The Tennessee Spirits Company, Pewaukee, WI.” Woody nose, spiked with dry rye spiciness: black pepper, dried mint. My, that's hot. It's a rye rocket, and the wood's drying up every bit of sweet here, leaving my tongue wrinkly. A bit of water, though, and this is a much happier whiskey; softer, sweeter notes come out, and the mint cheers up. (sourced whiskey)