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Idle Hands 13 year old Straight Bourbon, 48.33%

Price: $150 Issue: Winter 2019 Reviewer: Susannah Skiver Barton

A beautiful mingling of herbal (eucalyptus, spearmint) and fruity (cherries, grape soda, orange blossom) aromas to start, with pound cake, honey-roasted peanuts, root beer, and leather. The palate is oak-led but lively, showing expressive spice, root beer, orange, cherry, peanut, mint, and eucalyptus flavors. It finishes full, dry, and peppery, with Brazil nuts, cocoa powder, and grape fruit leather. Bottled by Proof and Wood Ventures, makers of Deadwood whiskey, and Rob Morton, formerly of New York City bar Idle Hands. (219 bottles)