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Score

Downslope Double Diamond, 40%

Price: $32 Issue: Fall 2013 Reviewer: Lew Bryson

More pale than other crafts I usually see; the whiskey is 12 to 21 months old and spends time serially in wine casks, medium toast American oak barrels, and finally “very experienced” French oak. Smell is

quite young, but clean, with notes of orange and rye grain, and a whiff of nutty toffee. Quite a lively mouth, with much more toffee, less orange, a hint of odd spice (cardamom?), and a twist of milkchocolate at the finish. Interesting stuff.