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Tullamore D.E.W. XO Caribbean Rum Cask Finish, 43%

Price: $26 Issue: Summer 2018 Reviewer: Jonny McCormick

Rum-finishing specialists William Grant & Sons add to Ireland's league of existing rum-finished whiskeys. The lush tropical fruit complexity is abundant with mango, passion fruit, dried papaya, and green apple on the nose. Red apple flavors dominate with Demerara sugariness, dried strawberry, egg custard, and toffee chews, before drifting off into sweeter, fruitier territory. Short finish with a shot of sweet nutmeg.