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Redemption Barrel Proof Rye 8 year old, 61.1%

Price: $100 Issue: Winter 2016 Reviewer: Fred Minnick

Think of an herb garden. It's pronounced with herbs such as parsley, dill, and hints of basil and mint. Fruits develop (canned peaches and pears), followed by earth, floral, and oak. Then a medicinal note sets in, forming as cherry cough syrup, striking an unbalanced, astringent mouthfeel with hints of mint and salted chocolate. A drop of water softens the medicinal approach and returns the herbal, fruity, and earthy richness. Finishes medium with a hint of dill.