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Great Lakes Distillery Kinnickinnic, 43%

Price: $43 Issue: Fall 2012 Reviewer: Lew Bryson

A blend of aged (sourced) bourbon and Great Lakes' own (young) malt whiskey. Quite sweet on the nose; a rich, herbal sweetness with a strong, youthful quality to it. Interestingly medicinal on the tongue as the herbal character swells. A full mouthfeel, with clear references to new make about it: a bit oily, grassy, and bright. The finish is the best part: minty and a bit drying, a pleasant farewell. Interesting concept.