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Luca Mariano Old Americana Small Batch Kentucky Straight Bourbon (Batch 2019-03), 41.5%

Price: $45 Issue: Summer 2020 Reviewer: Susannah Skiver Barton

Peanut brittle on wax paper, corn pudding, orange slices, grape Nerds, cotton candy, and kettle corn on the nose. The palate has plenty of oak, Corn Nuts, peanuts, tea leaf, apple, white pepper, and Fruit Stripe gum, though it begs for more proof. It finishes fairly quickly, with vanilla and oak. (7,000 bottles)