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Berry Bros & Rudd The Classic Range Islay Blended Malt, 44.2%

Price: $42 Issue: Fall 2018 Reviewer: Jonny McCormick

One of four new affordable blended malts in the range, this delivers a direct line of clean, pure smoke; richly peaty, with shrimp shells, salty sea spray, fresh citrus peel, vanilla, and the aroma of fine cigar smoke. There's an elegant purity to the nose. The palate takes a different course, with tangy, sharp citrus, bitter orange, herbal notes, lemon sherbet, shortbread, and jagged spices. Quite a stallion. £32