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Oola Discourse Three Shores Whiskey Black Label French Oak, Cabernet Barrel Finished, 47%

Price: $70 Issue: Fall 2017 Reviewer: Adam Polonski

A blend of Highlands scotch, Canadian whisky, and high-rye whiskey from Seattle's Oola Distillery, with an additional year of aging in cabernet sauvignon barrels. The wine influence is apparent, with plum, cherry, and raspberry on the nose. French vanilla, dusty oak, white chocolate, and stone fruit dominate a creamy and mellow palate. Poached pears, honey, and cornbread flavors bring a little too much sweetness and lack depth.