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Four Gate The Kelvin Collaboration II Cognac and Rum Cask-Finished Bourbon, 63.2%

Price: $200 Issue: Fall 2020 Reviewer: Jeffery Lindenmuth

A very intriguing nose suggests brewed sweet tea, caramel, and eclectic fruits that span blackberry, cherry, and bruised apples, with flickers of baking spice and toasted almond. The palate is somewhat jammy, as sweet cooked fruit—damsons and currants—come sprinkled among more spice. Really beguiling and moreish with its dark fruit, perfect burnt sugar edge, and tea-like tannin on the finish. (2,474 bottles)