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Redbreast Small Batch Cask Strength (Batch D), 58.9%

Price: $100 Issue: Spring 2020 Reviewer: Jonny McCormick

An appealing nose, as an unrestrained spiciness surges out of the glass, uncovering notes of rowan jelly, baked pear, date, and lively sherry notes. Slightly sour baked Bramley apple flavors are sideswiped by a rush of spices on a wave of high-strength alcohol, somewhat anticlimactically suspending further flavor development. Water rescues, coaxing out lemon and gooseberry, with spice-flecked vanilla toffee to finish. (252 bottles)