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Town Branch Kentucky Straight Bourbon, 45%

Price: $39 Issue: Fall 2019 Reviewer: Susannah Skiver Barton

Uncommonly delicate and floral: a bundle of honeysuckle and grandma's potpourri on the nose, mingled with cantaloupe, almond milk, rice pudding, peach, and Nilla Wafer. It fills the mouth with an oily texture and flavors of tropical fruit, peach, melon, hazelnut, and citrus soap, finishing with lingering tobacco and nuts. Town Branch uses the same proprietary yeast for this bourbon as its Pearse Irish whiskey, which may explain the unusual flavor profile.