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Hirsch Selected Whiskeys The Bivouac (Batch 0822), 50%

Price: $55 Issue: Winter 2022 Reviewer: David Fleming

The nose is somewhat tight at first but opens to aromas of coffee cake, fruit cup, and faint notes of cherry, citrus, and dried herbs. The palate is smooth and silky, with light spice, cooked plums, dark chocolate, and cinnamon. Earthier notes of mature oak and dunnage floor keep the sweetness in check nicely. On the finish, pleasant oak, honey, and chocolate. Solidly built and well-integrated; a very nice sipper.