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Arran Single Sherry Cask (Cask 69) 1998 Vintage, 56.6%

Price: $80 Issue: Summer 2009 Reviewer: John Hansell

Predominantly fruity -- the sherry cask is obvious, but it’s not heavy or dominant. Clean, bright orchard fruit blends in nicely with strawberry rhubarb pie, light toffee, dates, dark chocolate, and polished oak. Long, soothing, oily finish. Another solid effort from this young distillery.