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The Whistler 10 year old How the Years Whistle By, 46%

Price: $55 Issue: Summer 2018 Reviewer: Jonny McCormick

The Cooney family opened the Boann Distillery in Ireland's Boyne Valley in 2016. A little maturity and oloroso finishing fills this whiskey with a more sophisticated air, bringing red fruits, pecan cookies, orange, apple, pear, and some dry, peppery spices. The palate has good weight and a lovely balance; caramel sweetness, orange, crystalized pineapple, butterscotch, and pepper, with a hint of bitter lemon on the finish.