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Winter 2017 Editor's Choice: William Larue Weller

Winter 2017 Editor's Choice: William Larue Weller

December 6, 2017 –––––– Fred Minnick, , , ,

95 points, 64.1% ABV, $90

This is a work of art. It begins by revealing vanilla, from custard to cake icing. Then it speaks caramel with a dark chew, crème brûlée, and Werther's Original hard candy. From here, complexity takes over, with candied popcorn, butterscotch, chocolate ganache, French toast, maple, honey, pumpkin pie, fried pie dough, blueberries, and cinnamon, with hints of molasses and pecan. The long finish seems to offer a concentration of all the flavors. Delicious.