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Stalk and Barrel Cask 10, 46%

Price: $64 Issue: Summer 2014 Reviewer: Davin de Kergommeaux

Ontario government retailer LCBO bought this barrel for an exclusive bottling, and it's a doozie. The first nose is all fresh flaxseed before peppermint, anise, and sweet fragrant flowers waft in. A few minutes later the nose morphs into peach cobbler with lingering suggestions of dry grain. Cooked peaches sustain the palate until sweet spices arrive, bringing hints of oak and creamy barley sugar with them. There's lots of action in this whisky glass. (Ontario only) C$70