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Founding Spirits American Whiskey (Batch #10), 50%

Price: $45 Issue: Fall 2019 Reviewer: Susannah Skiver Barton

Distilled from corn, oats, wheat, and barley at Copper Fox Distillery and blended by Founding Spirits. The nose has clean, sweet applewood smoke, raw peanuts, oolong tea, grain, and treacle. On the palate there's strong oak, but it's well-tempered by spice, smoke, savory nuts, grilled apples, and chalky saline minerality. The finish is savory and nutty—appetite-inducing—and overall, it takes water well.