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Arbikie Highland Rye Single Grain (2020 Release), 46%

Price: $350 Issue: Summer 2020 Reviewer: Jonny McCormick

Distiller Kirsty Black selected four casks laid down in 2015, made from rye grown on the Arbikie estate. The nose displays greater depth and fruit than the first (2018) release, with cinnamon, nutmeg, cocoa, dates, dried apricots, orange oil, and mango. Chocolate-covered peanuts, walnut, and cocoa on the palate, with peppery spices, raisin, date, and crème brûlée, then a dry finish of dark chocolate cookies, praline, and further spice. (1,220 bottles)