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Oregon Spirit Single Barrel Bottled in Bond Bourbon (No. 150330 01), 50%

Price: $75 Issue: Summer 2020 Reviewer: Susannah Skiver Barton

The nose starts with anise cookies and butterscotch, then reveals magnolia leaf, bergamot, sarsaparilla, and tea leaves. Barrel-driven, the palate is peppery, minty, and a little piney, with bitter chocolate and roasted nuts. More black pepper, chocolate, peppermint stick, and bitter oak into the short finish. Water recommended. (278 bottles)