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Whistlepig The Boss Hog The Samurai Scientist

Rating
93
Price
$500
Brand
Category
Rye
Alcohol
60.8%
Bottle Size
750 ml
Issue Date
3/1/2020
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This unique bottling is straight rye whiskey finished in umeshu (plum wine) barrels, bottled at an extraordinarily high proof. Don't even bother without adding water. But when you hit the right dilution level, drying plum skin gives way to vanilla, cocoa fruit and gentle spice, finishing drying and grippy. Kara Newman 

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About The Scores

*Products deemed unacceptable (receving a rating below 80 points) are not reviewed.

98-100

Classic
The Pinnacle of quality

94-97

Superb
A great achievement

90-93

Excellent
Highly recommended

87-89

Very Good
Often good value; well recommended

83-86

Good
Suitable for everyday consumption, often good value

80-82

Acceptable
Can be employed


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