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Jim Beam Distiller's Masterpiece Sherry Cask Finished, 50%

Price: $200 Issue: Fall 2013 Reviewer: John Hansell

“Extra-aged” bourbon finished in Pedro Ximénez sherry casks. The third Distiller's Masterpiece release, the previous two being over a decade ago. The PX sherry is certainly evident, with its lush, dark fruit (raisin, prune, ripe plum), marmalade, and

layered dark sugars (toffee, molasses, maple syrup). A peppering of spices (cinnamon, allspice, vanilla) and dry, resinous oak round out the palate. Certainly a mood whiskey. Perhaps with a cigar after dinner? (distillery only)