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Davidson Reserve Small Batch Tennessee Straight Sour Mash, 50%

Price: $40 Issue: Fall 2019 Reviewer: David Fleming

A pleasant nose of spicy, perfumed oak that's also lightly floral and melds well with notes of coriander and dill, pistachio pudding, and hints of earthiness and minerality. The palate has plenty of spice and heat, with youthful notes of papaya, cinnamon, salt water taffy, bitter chocolate, and young oak. Water unlocks more pronounced cinnamon and a light nuttiness, improving upon a somewhat youthful finish.