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Patriot's Trail Bourbon, 42%

Price: $35 Issue: Summer 2017 Reviewer: Jeffery Lindenmuth

The rye spice on the nose is big, broad, and aromatic, with allspice and clove in the mix, but there are some distillation issues, with a slight rubber-tire note of feints. Rich and viscous on the palate, it's slightly hot, but shows really lovely spice and toasted nuts, turning oak-dominated on the finish.