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Arran ‘The Devil's Punch Bowl,' 52.3%

Price: $130 Issue: Winter 2012 Reviewer: Gavin Smith

6,660 bottles of The Devil's Punch Bowl have been released, and the component whiskies come from 24 casks filled between 1996 and 2006. They include a number of sherry butts, and some peated spirit is included in the mix. The nose offers soft, mellow malt, dried fruits, and milk chocolate. Silky smooth and deceptively drinkable at full strength, the palate is nutty and notably fruity, with ginger and brittle toffee. A hint of barbecue sauce in the sweet finish.