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Hillrock Estate American Single Malt (Barrel No. OPX-30), 48.2%

Price: $105 Issue: Winter 2019 Reviewer: Susannah Skiver Barton

A vibrant nose, thanks in part to Hillrock's on-site malting floor and kiln: baby back ribs, grilled corn, tobacco leaf, pecans, nutmeg, figs, and clean mineral smoke. The dry palate is savory, smoky, and mouthwatering, with spiced nuts, grilled sausages, orange oil, grilled apples, clove, nutmeg, and hints of rubber. It finishes with coffee ice cream, smoked salt, tobacco leaf, dark chocolate, and lingering savory smoke. (60,000 bottles)