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Corsair Wildfire American Malt, 50%

Price: $55 Issue: Fall 2018 Reviewer: Adam Polonski

Distilled from hickory-smoked malted barley. The nose leads with dark barbecue smoke, mulberry, orange peel, cedar chest, and winter campfire. Earl Grey tea, tobacco leaf, orange oil, and black pepper dominate the palate, along with a great deal of thick, heavy smoke. A lot of new wood character and slightly rough around the edges, but compelling. The sort of whiskey you'd find in a crumbling tower deep in the woods.