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Clyde May's Alabama Style 110 Proof American Whiskey, 55%

Price: $60 Issue: Summer 2019 Reviewer: David Fleming

The nose begins with notes of earthiness and tobacco, followed by banana, crème brûlée, cherry hard candy, and cocoa powder. With water, fragrant apple, clementine, coconut, bubble gum, and cotton candy notes emerge. The palate is also candied, with cherry, raspberry pastilles, grape jelly, milk chocolate, and cracked pepper. On the finish, it's chocolate cream pie, almond, and a halo of tobacco leaf. A veritable chocolate factory, balanced against a tart espresso note and tobacco.