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Sea Fog Straight Rye, 45%

Price: $60 Issue: Fall 2020 Reviewer: David Fleming

Distilled in 2014, this is the first rye from Rhode Island's Newport Craft Brewing and Distilling. Lemon and potpourri start things off on the nose, followed by appealing notes of dried seaweed, seashells, licorice, peat, and wood char. The palate is rich and full-bodied; along with the finish, it offers lemon pie, espresso, herbs, more peat, and barrel char. Bold, spicy, and earthy, but also refined and balanced at the same time. (1,110 bottles)