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Doc Swinson's 13 year old Flagship Series Sherry Cask-Finished Bourbon (Barrel No. 005), 45%

Price: $50 Issue: Fall 2020 Reviewer: David Fleming

The nose is lightly tropical, with notes of oak, pine, herbs, and orange peel. A buttery mouthfeel, and a palate that offers almond, butterscotch, chocolate fudge, caramel, and oak tannins, along with spice and black pepper. The finish has notes of salted peanuts as well as peanut butter, which sweeten to flavors of rich chocolate with a hint of marshmallow. Full-bodied, sometimes jagged, but with a spicy, nutty finish