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Oregon Spirit Straight Bourbon (Barrel Series No. 150317), 47%

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

The nose is dark and roasty: clay, dried leaves, walnut and pecan shells, cacao nibs, dried chiles, tobacco leaf, and darjeeling tea, as well as hints of tropical fruit. Full-bodied and oak-driven on the palate, with spiced tea-leaf complexity highlighted by tobacco leaf, cinnamon, clove, allspice, black pepper, mint oil, chocolate, and roasted corn. Continued chocolate, oak, and spice into the finish, interwoven with cigar wrapper and pops of licorice and mint.