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Cardhu 21 year old, 54.2%

Price: $267 Issue: Spring 2014 Reviewer: Dave Broom

There appears to be a concerted effort to bring this distillery out of the shadows: A Good Thing in my opinion. This limited

release is very Cardhu, with masses of mandarin, dried peach, and honey, reminiscent of a fine oxidized Chinese Phoenix Oolong tea, while still retaining the effervescent buzz of youth. Akin to a fine Cuban rum on the tongue, with bittersweet chocolate, dark cherry, and tangy, spicy life, it dies a little quickly, but is a lovely dram. £160