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Sierra Norte Single Barrel Purple Corn, 45%

Price: $50 Issue: Spring 2019 Reviewer: Jonny McCormick

Pepper and allspice light up with savory brisket notes, star anise, a dry nuttiness, and a pile of peanut shells. The flavor slowly comes into focus with stewed apple, red currant, pomegranate, and cranberry, background spices, and late caramel sweetness. The finish has throbbing, gum-tingling heavy clove notes with toffee penny chews and red licorice.