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Wayne Gretzky No. 99 Ninety Nine Proof, 49.5%

Price: $80 Issue: Fall 2018 Reviewer: Davin de Kergommeaux

A distillery exclusive until now, Ninety Nine Proof is finally in distribution across the U.S. One hundred days finishing in Gretzky's own cabernet sauvignon barrels put wagonloads of ripe fruit on the nose, with some dry hardwood, peanut brittle, and a slight tickle too. This is powerful whisky, quite fruity, with long, fading dry pepper and an inviting hint of spent gunpowder leading to a dry, slightly woody finish.