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Sam Houston 14 year old Kentucky Straight Bourbon (Batch MKT-1), 49%

Price: $120 Issue: Fall 2020 Reviewer: Susannah Skiver Barton

Dripping with dark fruit aromas of blackberry, blueberry, raspberry, and black grapes. There's also dark chocolate, leather, old barn boards, and cedar chest; everything hints at maturity and richness on the palate, which is jammy with dark fruit and shot through with bittersweet chocolate, coffee bean, polished oak, and well-integrated spice. It finishes with more of the same. Give this a few minutes in the glass before sipping, and it will open beautifully. (6,000 bottles)