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Ainsley Brae Oak Cask Matured Highland, 40%

Price: $28 Issue: Winter 2018 Reviewer: Susannah Skiver Barton

The scents of a forest floor—dried leaves, old pine needles, twigs—mingle with stewed fruit, biscuity malt, lemon oil, and rose petal soap. The palate is light and candy-sweet, like strawberry jelly beans, candied rose petals, and sugar cookies tinged with cinnamon. Youthful and very light, but pleasant. (Total Wine & More)