Speyside 28 Year Old 1992 Infrequent Flyers at The Whisky Barrel – Scotch Whisky News

Speyside 28 Year Old 1992 Infrequent Flyers at The Whisky Barrel – Scotch Whisky News



May 24th, 2021

Speyside 28 Year Old 1992 Infrequent Flyers

Speyside 28 Year Old

1992 vintage. Infrequent Flyer from a virgin oak cask packed with plenty of flavour and character. Oily, spicy, viscous and fruity. 28 Year Old 1992 vintage single malt Scotch whisky from a secret Speyside distillery. Single virgin oak barrel barrel #4824 bottled 2020 by The Alistair Walker Whisky Co. for the Infrequent Flyers series. 271 bottles.

Nose: Floral, fragrant, and very fruity – pears, bananas and ripe pineapple. A hint of toffee.
Taste: Really vibrant. Vanilla custard, honeycomb, cookie dough. Malty, with soft oak prevalent, and warming spices.
Finish: Viscous and oily.

Mystery single malt that don’t want to reveal their true identity. Rummage around and with a bit of investigation you are sure to find a rare unspecified bottling from independent bottler.

Cask #4824

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Nestle to Invest $220 Million in New Beverage Factory in Indonesia - MarketScreener



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By Giulia Petroni

Nestle SA said Thursday that it will invest $220 million to build a new factory producing liquid milk Bear Brand and ready-to-drink beverages Milo and Nescafe in Indonesia.

The Swiss food-and-beverage giant said the Bandaraya factory, to be located in the province of Central Java, will be ready for commercial distribution in 2023.

About 200 new jobs will be created in the region, Nestle said.

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Global Barrier Coatings for Food and Beverages Market 2021 by Key Players, Regions, Type and Application, Forecast to 2026


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Review: Fishers Island Canned Craft Cocktails

Review: Fishers Island Canned Craft Cocktails


Fishers Island Lemonade (“FIL”)

Monica Uhm May 23, 2021

One of the pioneers of ready-to-drink cocktails is Fishers Island Lemonade, launched by Bronya Shillo in 2014 based off the popular signature cocktail served up at the Pequot Inn (based in Fishers Island), which was owned by her family. This year they have added 3 new flavors and a frozen version of their lemonade.

Their motto is “find your island.” So let’s see where we land as we chart our course through their full line.

Fishers Island Lemonade (“FIL”) – Fishers’ original cocktail is made of premium vodka, barrel-aged whiskey, lemon, and honey. This is the benchmark for any drink that promises you “summer in a can.” Straight out of the can, it is refreshing and crisp. Pour it over some ice and a garnish for fun, and you would not believe that there is not a bartender hiding around the corner that is squeezing lemons and jauntily shaking this up on the spot for you. There is no imbalance in any of the ingredients that you may find in other versions; the alcohol sits just right — and I cannot emphasize just how fresh and clean the lemonade tastes. 7% abv. A / $17 per 4-pack of 355ml cans [BUY IT NOW FROM DRIZLY]

Fishers Island Pink Flamingo – Here they’ve added fresh cranberry to the signature FIL, giving it a sunset pink hew. If the FIL is perfectly balanced and evokes sun-kissed bliss, this one will send you into island nirvana. The hint of cranberry actually brings out a zesty grapefruit flavor, complete with a welcoming hint of grapefruit rind to make your tongue dance. Be warned: There is not a trace of alcohol here. None. It would be tempting to sip on this all day long. At 7% abv though, it would be good to muster up some discipline, as challenging as it will be. A+/ $17 per 4-pack of 355ml cans [BUY IT NOW FROM DRIZLY]

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Superfood Infused Beverages Market Insights, Leading Key Players And Top Factors Driving 2019–2029


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CoffeeBuyDirect Donates Coffee to Los Angeles Regional Food Bank Frontline Workers in Los Angeles

CoffeeBuyDirect Donates Coffee to Los Angeles Regional Food Bank Frontline Workers in Los Angeles


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DIYDripCoffee (single served pour-over)

A coffee owner in Los Angeles gives back to the community

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, May 23, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ --CoffeeBuyDirect, a coffee wholesaler-distributor, from Los Angeles launched a Kickstarter campaign to fundraise their new drip coffee line and had finally ended. SK Ang, the owner, had been in the coffee business for over 20 years and technology was always a big challenge. He never thought he could do it and did not know fundraising online could take him to a wider spectrum of audience. With the help of his very small mighty team, he received good feedback throughout the fundraising process and was deeply gratified with the backers’ support. The new product line, DIY Drip Coffee, is made and handcrafted locally. The coffee beans are sourced from Colombia, one of the world best coffee origins. The herbal extracts in the coffee, Ganoderma Lucidum often known as Reishi mushroom and the Ginseng are whole plants. These ingredients are highly popular and in demand especially during the pandemic. Reishi mushroom and Ginseng are commonly use in the Southeast Asian culture from dietary consumption to beauty skin care products. The purpose of the creating this new coffee profile is to offer the extra energy boost and enough brain fuel without feeling the coffee jittery.

In return, CoffeeBuyDirect made a pledge to donate coffee to frontline workers in Los Angeles County for those who backed the DIY Drip Coffee project. SK has been wanting to reciprocate and express gratitude to the essential workers at the LA Regional Food Bank regional office in Los Angeles and to those who stood outdoor rain or shine passing food to hungry and struggling families, especially the ones were hit hard by the pandemic. These frontline and essential workers in our community show us vigilance and motivates us to stay resilient in 2020 that kept us all stronger together in 2021 making a milestone moving closer to normalcy again.

DIY Drip Coffee will be available in the market and sold on CoffeeBuyDirect Amazon store in mid-June 2021. Follow @diydripcoffee on Twitter for updates and other buzzing news.

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Review: WM Cadenhead Dailuaine 11 Years Old 2008

Review: WM Cadenhead Dailuaine 11 Years Old 2008


WM Cadenhead Dailuaine 11 Years Old 2008

Rob Theakston May 23, 2021

The majority of Dailuaine’s (pronounced “Dal-oo-ayn”) output rests within a blend which some folks might enjoy with passing familiarity: Johnnie Walker. Aside from occasional appearances in Diageo’s Limited Edition and Flora and Fauna series, there is relatively scant Dailuaine representation, save for cameos on the independent bottling circuit. This WM Cadenhead’s release was selected by Chicago super chain Binny’s in 2019, and we present for your consideration a most timely and contemporary review.

The nose is generous and active with butterscotch and vanilla bean on the first approach. With some rest, notes of raisin and allspice emerge. A bit of caution: the allspice influence amplifies quite a bit after adding a few drops of water. The palate is a bit oily at first, with loads of pear making way for a warming blend of vanilla, caramel, and star anise. The bourbon barrel influence arrives briefly afterward, bringing an element of oak and cereal in a pleasant but never overbearing fashion. There’s a medium-long finish of caramel sweetness and lemon cookies, and a hint of spice provides complexity to the conclusion.

It’s a textbook example of bourbon barrel influence on single malt, and if that’s the sort of flavor profile that suits you, you won’t be disappointed here. Availability is limited: A quick inquiry on Binny’s website reveals scant bottles remain in stock spread over various locations.

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Global DHA Algae Oil for Beverage Application Market 2021 Technological Advancements, Research Study, Leading Strategies and Growth Status to 2026


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Celebrate International Tea Day with “Meet a Scientologist” on the Scientology Network

Celebrate International Tea Day with “Meet a Scientologist” on the Scientology Network


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In celebration of International Tea Day, meet Scientologists and green tea entrepreneurs Masao Oyaizu and Yuki Mori.

Scientologists Masao Oyaizu and Yuki Mori are on a mission to preserve and share a cherished part of Japanese culture—the tradition of green tea.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, May 23, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ -- In honor of International Tea Day, celebrated for the first time last year, the Church of Scientology International invites anyone from tea aficionados to those who know nothing about the beverage to watch an episode of Meet a Scientologist featuring green tea entrepreneurs Masao Oyaizu and Yuki Mori.

According to the United Nations, which directed May 21 to be International Tea Day beginning in 2020, tea is consumed more than any other drink but water. And tea production and processing constitute the main source of livelihood for millions of families.

In this episode of Meet a Scientologist, viewers meet Masao Oyaizu, who was born in the shadow of Mount Fuji in Shizuoka City—an area known for producing the highest quality green tea leaves in Japan. Raised in the family business, Masao learned to grow green tea leaves the old-fashion way. As the tradition of the tea ceremony was replaced by the convenience of bottled green tea, Masao blended his talents with Yuki Mori. Together, they infused an ancient tradition with modern flair.

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Review: Nashville Barrel Company Small Batch Rye Whiskey (Batch 2)

Review: Nashville Barrel Company Small Batch Rye Whiskey (Batch 2)


Nashville Barrel Company
Nashville Barrel Company

David Tao May 23, 2021

Nashville Barrel Company is a new brand, and as with many upstarts, they’re relying on sourced products to get the company up and running. Unlike some other upstarts, they don’t seem to have immediate aspirations of opening their own distillery (at least for now). Instead, they’re focusing efforts on a brick-and-mortar tasting room, bottling center, and corporate offices set to open in Nashville’s Railyard District later this year. While they won’t be distilling their own whiskey anytime soon, the founders have been around important whiskey circles for years. The founding ownership group includes Mike Hinds, who sits on the board of Bourbon Charity and is listed as their “Chief Bourbon Guy.” James Davenport serves as the lead “mix master” responsible for blending their initial line of spirits.

That brings us to the whiskey itself. The company launched with a Small Batch Rye, with Batch 1 featuring a blend of four and seven year ryes; Batch 2 is a “duet” of four and eight year rye. The whiskey has a 95/5 mash bill of rye and malted barley, all sourced from Indiana. (Astute rye drinkers will note these are common hallmarks of an MGP-sourced product.) Batch 2 comes in at 100 proof with a run of 15,000 bottles.

The company also offers a Single Barrel Rye, with a Single Barrel Bourbon and a Barrel Aged Rum launching in the coming months. Let’s see how Small Batch Rye Batch 2 holds up.

The rye has an appealing caramel color that holds up well in a glass but doesn’t feature the more amber or purple tints from some others on the market today. On the nose, the rye hits quickly with floral and fruity notes, with a bit of lingering citrus and walnut. The characteristic scent of rye spice soon follows, though it’s a slightly lighter note than many other MGP-sourced ryes you’re likely to find. On first sip, the whiskey is sweeter, with notes of caramel, cinnamon, cocoa, and vanilla. (The vanilla continues to open up with each drink.) The spice coalesces on the palate with a welcome note of black pepper that plays in harmony with the sweeter and fruitier flavors.

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Depleting geragau shrimp supply forcing a halt in Melaka belacan production


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THE CRAFT IRISH WHISKEY CO.’S FIRST RELEASE STRIKES GOLD IN THIS YEAR’S GLOBAL AND HIGHLY INFLUENTIAL A’ DESIGN AWARDS – Irish Whiskey News

THE CRAFT IRISH WHISKEY CO.’S FIRST RELEASE STRIKES GOLD IN THIS YEAR’S GLOBAL AND HIGHLY INFLUENTIAL A’ DESIGN AWARDS – Irish Whiskey News


THE CRAFT IRISH WHISKEY CO.’S FIRST RELEASE STRIKES GOLD IN THIS YEAR’S GLOBAL AND HIGHLY INFLUENTIAL A’ DESIGN AWARDS

The Craft Irish Whiskey Co. wins the highest scoring Gold award in ‘Packaging Design Category’ for The Devil’s Keep Experience Box

12th May 2021, London The Craft Irish Whiskey Co. achieved Gold in the ‘Packaging Design Category 2020-2021’ of the A’ Design Award for The Devil’s Keep experience box, which was the luxury Irish whiskey’s first release. The A’ Design Award and Competition is the world’s most prestigious and influential design accolade, which acknowledges the best design and most innovative products from international brands and designers.

With over 4,000 entries submitted from the world’s top designers, the competition is judged by over 200 jury members from the International Design Academy, to form The Grand A’ Design Award Jury Panel, including design professionals, press and academics, who award brands across five categories: Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze and Iron. The award-winning products and designs will be formally announced at the official A’ Design Award Gala-Night and Exhibition in Italy, which will take place later this year.

The Craft Irish Whiskey Co. was the highest scoring Gold Award, achieving 9.9 within the top 2% of the category, missing out on Platinum to Pepsi Co’s redesigned packaging. It was the only whiskey brand to be awarded ‘Gold’, within the ‘Packaging Design Category’, alongside over 20 innovative brands awarded Gold in the A’ Design Award. It marks The Craft Irish Whiskey Co.’s third win of the year after being awarded ‘Luxury Drinks Secondary Pack’ for the design of The Devil’s Keep experience box at The Luxury Packaging Awards 2020 and Highly Commended for the design of The Devil’s Keep bottle in the ‘Luxury Drinks Primary Pack’ award in February 2021.

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Waterford Distillery awarded Best Irish Whiskey and Best Irish Single Malt in World Spirits Competition – Irish Whiskey News

Waterford Distillery awarded Best Irish Whiskey and Best Irish Single Malt in World Spirits Competition – Irish Whiskey News


Waterford Distillery awarded Best Irish Whiskey and Best Irish Single Malt in World Spirits Competition.

Thursday, 6th May 2021: Barley forward Terroir-driven producer, Waterford Distillery, has won best in class and five medals at this year’s San Francisco World Spirits Competition (SFWSC), one of the industry’s most influential and prestigious global tasting events.

Leading the way was Waterford’s Single Farm Origin: Hook Head, which won not only the “Best Irish Single Malt” title but also picked up the overall award for the “Best Irish Whiskey”.

The Waterford whiskies received high praise from the judging panel, adding to Waterford’s flurry of prestigious industry awards wins this year, firmly establishing the new boy on the block as one of the world’s leading distillers.

Established in 2000, the annual SFWSC event revealed its winners across a range of sectors, judged by some of the most respected and experienced experts in the spirits industry. All entries are judged via controlled blind tasting to determine the best in class amongst some of the world’s most premium spirits.

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Shene Tasmanian Single Malt Whisky Takes Home Five Double Gold and 1 Gold at this year’s San Francisco World Spirits Competition – Tasmanian Whisky News

Shene Tasmanian Single Malt Whisky Takes Home Five Double Gold and 1 Gold at this year’s San Francisco World Spirits Competition – Tasmanian Whisky News




Shene Tasmanian Single Malt Whisky Takes Home Five Double Gold and 1 Gold at this year’s San Francisco World Spirits Competition

The 2021 San Francisco World Spirits Competition was held at One Market Restaurant in San Francisco from April 1st through April 20th, with Shene Distillery taking home prestigious Double Gold medals for Shene Elixir of Life Tasmanian Single Malt Whisky 49% abv, Shene Solera Cask Tasmanian Single Malt Whisky 49% abv, Shene Mackey Trinity Tasmanian Single Malt Whisky 49% abv, Shene Trinity Enigma Tasmanian Single Malt Whisky 49% abv, Shene Mackey Triple Distilled Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky 63.3% abv, and a Gold medal for Shene Cognac Release Tasmanian Single Malt Whisky 49% abv.

Founded in 2000, the San Francisco World Spirits Competition is the oldest and largest competition of its kind. This year the competition was another record-breaking year that more than 3,500 entries from all corners of the world.

“Each year’s results are closely followed, both by consumers eager for the expert judgements and more importantly by the trade, especially the distributor community. Many a craft distillery startup has found that recognition by the SFWSC is the golden key to unlocking broad national, and often, international distribution. Even established producers look to the SFWSC for confirmation of their core ranges, as well as validation of new products and new production techniques.” – Joseph V Micallef in a 2021 Forbes Article.

The 30+ judges of the 2021 Competition are established spirits industry experts, including Anthony Dias Blue (Executive Director), author, editor, publisher, and one of the most influential food, wine,and spirits writers and lifestyle personalities in the U.S.A and Jeffrey Morgenthaler (Director of Judging), of Clyde Common at Portland’s Ace Hotel, named America’s Bartender of the Year and the country’s Best Cocktail and Spirits Writer at the 2016 Spirited Awards.

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Beverages factory sealed in Tarnol


Islamabad: Magistrate Saddar-Zone, Mir Yamin on Saturday sealed a factory producing sub-standard carbonated drinks in the bottles of various popular brands during a raid at Paracha Town, an area in the jurisdiction of Tranol Police Station. On the tip-off, …
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SAPM seeks raise in taxes on sugar-sweetened beverages in budget


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Review: Wines of Bonny Doon, 2021 Releases

Review: Wines of Bonny Doon, 2021 Releases


2020 Bonny Doon Picpoul Monterey County Beeswax Vineyard

Ever looking for a way to delight its customers, California’s Bonny Doon has priced all of its 2021 main-line releases at $15. Today we look at the quartet of releases, including three blends and one solo varietal, a picpoul.

2020 Bonny Doon Picpoul Monterey County Beeswax Vineyard – Salty and sharp up front, this wine eventually settles into a creamier groove that evokes melon and some coconut. Best served very cold, where its natural salinity is more obviously evident. B

2020 Bonny Doon Le Cigare Blanc White Wine of the Earth – A weird blend of 60% grenache blanc, 32% verminto, and 8% clairette blanche. Sure enough, it tastes like a weird blend, a doughy but also rather green wine with notes of honeysuckle, white pepper, broccoli rabe, and a notable green bean character. The finish is on the dank side, hinting at fresh tobacco and mud. All of that may sound bizarre, but the wine is curiously drinkable in its own way. C+

2020 Bonny Doon Vin Gris de Cigare Pink Wine of the Earth – Rose made from 79% grenache, 5% grenache gris, 5% grenache blanc, 5% vermentino, 3% cinsault, 1.5% picpoul, and 1.5% clairette blanche. Very dry, with a huge floral element to it. Things get a bit mushroomy as the wine develops in the glass, the finish going from grassy to vegetal, with a rather unripe character that lingers on the back end. Notes of lime leaf add a citrus pop to brighten things up a little. B-

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R4G is Rewarding Referrals With Sweet Opportunity to Make a Positive Impact

R4G is Rewarding Referrals With Sweet Opportunity to Make a Positive Impact


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Recruiting for Good is rewarding candidate referrals for full time and temp professional positions with both gift cards and gifting kids sweet creative gigs.

Start today help your talented friends land sweet jobs, and make a positive impact by gifting kids super sweet gigs!”

— Carlos Cymerman, Fun Advocate+Founder, Recruiting for Good

SANTA MONICA, CA, UNITED STATES, May 22, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Recruiting for Good (R4G) is a staffing agency helping companies find talented professionals and generating proceeds to make a positive impact.

Recruiting for Good is rewarding candidate referrals with foodie gift cards (dining, food delivery services, specialty foods) and with the opportunity to gift a kid a super sweet gig.

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Review: Milagro Tequila, Core Lineup (2021)

Review: Milagro Tequila, Core Lineup (2021)


Milagro Tequila Reposado (2021)

Robert Lublin May 22, 2021

The Milagro line of tequilas has expanded, but its original, core lineup continues to be a popular, affordable, and widely available option that we last reviewed in 2015. Let’s try the most recent bottlings and see how they compare to earlier ones.

All expressions continue to be 100% blue agave and 80 proof.

Milagro Tequila Silver (2021) – The vegetal agave note and touch of sweetness that appeared previously show up again on the nose and are joined by a touch of brine and antiseptic. On the palate, this tequila is unexpectedly harsh and closed off, with mild sweetness and pepper coming through. The finish is fairly short, once more introducing an antiseptic note that lingers. There appears to be some inconsistency in the bottling because I remember enjoying this more when I tried it in the past. C / $23 [BUY IT NOW FROM DRIZLY]

Milagro Tequila Reposado (2021) – Rested in American oak barrels for 2 to 4 months, this is an improvement over the Silver. The nose includes light agave, sweetness, and a touch of brine as well as some sandalwood, which we noted in 2015. The harshness of the palate has been mellowed by the time it spent in wood, and some agave notes on the nose and palate mix with cinnamon, pepper, and a bit of green pepper. The finish is still rather short, but the antiseptic note is largely gone, at least. B- / $26 [BUY IT NOW FROM DRIZLY]

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Review: Stellum Bourbon and Rye

Review: Stellum Bourbon and Rye


Stellum Bourbon

Drew Beard May 22, 2021

It already seemed like Barrell was sitting on a large supply of whiskey, what with its rapid-fire bourbon releases and frequent special editions, but now comes an entirely new whiskey line from Barrell Craft Spirits, dubbed Stellum. What does Stellum mean? Apparently, it’s a derivative of the latin word for star. So, there’s that. The initial portfolio includes a bourbon, rye, and single barrels of each, all bottled at cask strength.

How does Stellum compare to Barrell’s other products? Well, the whiskeys are still made from sourced bourbon and rye from Kentucky, Indiana, and Tennessee, but they’re less complex blends according to the press release and reportedly include more Indiana-sourced juice. While some older stock is used, the core blend for the bourbon is 5 to 6 years old while the rye is 4 to 10 years. The biggest difference may be the price point which clocks in at nearly half of a typical Barrell batch release. We received a sample of both the bourbon and the rye for review. Let’s dig in!

Stellum Bourbon – The nose is exceptionally gentle for a cask strength whiskey, with a subtle aroma of brown butter and dark brown sugar. It’s not overly complex, but there’s a nice depth to it. On the palate, the cask strength is more apparent with a bit of red pepper heat that builds across the sip and lingers well into the finish. Notes of caramel sauce, apple slices, and subtler dark fruits make for an engaging palate, although that peppery heat does tend to get in the way a bit towards the end, drying things out prematurely. A few drops of water help to dull some of the chili pepper and broaden the aroma. 115 proof. B+ / $55 [BUY IT NOW FROM DRIZLY]

Stellum Rye – This is reportedly built around the 95/5 MGP mashbill with some Kentucky and Tennessee rye for accent. On the nose, there’s definitely that familiar sweet, dilly spice, but it’s not nearly as domineering as some MGP ryes I’ve encountered. The more vegetal notes are well-balanced against a sweet sawn wood element and some soft baking spice. It’s extremely approachable at cask strength with an easy, even heat and an oily palate showcasing a nice balance of black pepper, clove, and buttery cinnamon toast. The finish is a touch shorter than I’d prefer, but there’s still a lot to like about this one. Ideal for neat sipping or in an elevated cocktail. 116 proof. A- / $55 [BUY IT NOW FROM DRIZLY]

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