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Early Times Kentucky Whisky, 40%

Price: $12 Issue: Summer 2020 Reviewer: David Fleming

Hints of lime, new oak, and new leather on the nose, as well as licorice candy. Well-textured—soft and fairly smooth—on the palate, but with only faint notes of toffee, praline, pineapple, and orange slices, all struggling to emerge. There is also an overarching youthful overtone of new wood. In general, the whiskey seems thin and lacking any great depth or vibrant flavors.