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June 2018

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june 2018  /  the tasting panel  /  67 SPIRITS 96 Kavalan Soloist Manzanilla Sherry Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky, Taiwan ($599) Deep caramel color ; rich and intense with deep flavors of toasted oak, spice, and dried fruits; dry, smooth, and concentrated; another stunner from this powerhouse distiller. HOTALING & CO. 94 Sagatiba Envelhecida Cachaça, Brazil ($30) Aromatic nose with highly satisfying flavors; polished, spicy, and mellow with sweet oak and soft notes drawn from bourbon barrels; lush, elegant, and balanced with a long finish. CAMPARI AMERICA 91 Marble Distilling Co. Gingercello, USA ($39) Smooth with fruity lushness; creamy texture with notes of sweet citrus and lemon; a well-balanced product from Colorado, made as a "tribute to springtime" in the mountains. 91 Cedar Ridge Malted Rye Whiskey, USA ($42) Light amber color ; soft, spicy nose; silky texture and floral notes; light toastiness and mellow flavors; balanced, graceful, and long from the first distillery licensed in Iowa after Prohibition. 91 Elijah Craig Small Batch Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, USA ($25) Pleasant and rich with sweet oak and tangy, lush flavors; clean and bright with a long finish. 94 proof. HEAVEN HILL DISTILLERY 90 Havana Club Añejo Blanco Rum, Puerto Rico ($20) Vanilla nose; refined and clean with spice and forward alcohol; luscious, aromatic, and balanced; the Puerto Rican version of this Cuban classic. 4TH ANNUAL THURSDAY | AUGUST 16, 2018 10AM - 4PM A LIVE AUCTION OF ONE-OF-KIND WINES FROM WASHINGTON STATE'S ELITE WINEMAKERS. Aquilini Red Mountain Avennia Baer Winery Betz Family Winery Brian Carter Cellars Cadence Canvasback Wines Col Solare DeLille Cellars Dunham Cellars Dusted Valley Forgeron Cellars | Buty Winery Intrinsic Wine Co. Januik JM Cellars L'Ecole N°41 Lauren Ashton Cellars Leonetti Cellar Long Shadows Vintners Mark Ryan Mullan Road Cellars Owen Roe Rasa Vineyards Rotie Cellars Seven Hills Winery Sleight of Hand Sparkman Cellars Va Piano Vineyards van Löben Sels Walla Walla Vintners Woodward Canyon PARTICIPATING WINERIES: trade only AWW-008_PBA_1-3 AD.pdf 1 4/20/18 10:27 93 Sombra Mezcal, Mexico ($39) Silky yet smoky with roasted piñon, lots of spice, and some rich sweetness; earthy and showing wildflower and earthy, peppery notes. This is the real thing. DAVOS BRANDS

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