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Score

Broken Barrel Heresy, 52.5%

Price: $35 Issue: Winter 2022 Reviewer: Shane English

This is a barrel-stave finished whiskey that brings together staves from bourbon barrels, new French oak, and sherry casks to create a crisp and tropical rye, complete with crackling baking spice and rich stewed fruits. The nose opens with grapefruit, pineapple, mango sorbet, and Creamsicle. The palate cooks the fruit, introducing jammy sweetness, peach melba, and toasted baking spices. The finish dries out and ends with chocolate-covered espresso beans.