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Henry McKenna 10 year old Barrel No. 693, 50%

Price: $32.00 Issue: Summer 2012 Reviewer: John Hansell

Single barrel, and not chill-filtered. Notably spicy (especially cinnamon) and gripping on the palate — the ten years in oak are not lost here. Some botanical notes too, especially toward the finish. Somewhat aggressive, but underlying notes of caramel, candy corn, and ripe tangerine help soften the blow. Despite its slightly imposing personality, it shows character and never steps over the line. (A Julio's Liquors exclusive.)