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Bushmills Irish Honey, 35%

Price: $25 Issue: Fall 2012 Reviewer: Lew Bryson

Malt whiskey and honey flip back and forth in the nose; so precisely balanced my nose doesn't seem to know what to make of it. Light and a bit frisky in the mouth, and the honey is more a grace note than a strong presence, though it does come in more in the finish. Not overly sweet, not heavy, but it's hard to see the honey as a real game-changer.