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A. D. Rattray 18 year old (Cask #2075, distilled at Bowmore), 53.5%

Price: $100 Issue: Spring 2011 Reviewer: John Hansell

The fruit (orange marmalade, tangerine, fresh pineapple) is nearly as dominant as the leafy smoke. Sweet notes of nutty caramel, honeyed barley, toffee, and nougat round out the palate. Ginger, cinnamon, telicherry pepper, tobacco, and ash play a supporting role. Lingering fruity, smoky finish. For those who like sherried Islay whiskies.