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Wolves Winter Run American Whiskey, 52%

Price: $185 Issue: Spring 2020 Reviewer: Susannah Skiver Barton

An eclectic blend of whiskey distilled from beer, as well as rye and malt whiskeys; it proved divisive among Whisky Advocate's blind tasters. The nose is resinous, with pine needles, biscuity malt, macadamia nuts, grapefruit oil, and tropical fruit. Oily on the palate, with assertive hops, pineapple, brown sugar, nuts, bread dough, and reticent spice. The finish is floral, hoppy, and pleasantly savory, with nuts, grapefruit, and lemon. This whiskey knows exactly what it is—unconventional—and it's not afraid to show it. (1,338 bottles)