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Buzzard's Roost Toasted Barrel, 52.5%

Price: $70 Issue: Spring 2023 Reviewer: Julia Higgins

Lemon-poppyseed muffins, bright grassiness, Frosted Flakes, and bread-and-butter pickles make for a compelling if curious nose. Round and creamy, the palate is bursting with citrus, which lends a bitter edge, as notes of lemon oil, freshly squeezed grapefruit juice, and baking chocolate take over. If such sharp flavors aren’t to your liking, there’s salvation in the finish, as dark chocolate, hazelnuts, and toasted cinnamon-raisin bagel make for a sweeter landing.