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Sons of Liberty Battle Cry, 40%

Price: $28 Issue: Summer 2014 Reviewer: Lew Bryson

Craft beer whiskey: mashbill of 80% malt/20% rye malt, fermented with a Belgian ale yeast that yields spicy aromas. Nose is mostly young oak, like a small barrel whiskey, but there are some subtle spice notes and sweet malt. Creamy mouth, sweet but not sticky, and the orange and spice I'm picking up are likely from that yeast. Body is luscious; best part of the whiskey, because the finish turns prickly. There's promise here, but delivery's delayed. Price is per 375 ml.