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Duncan Taylor 29 year old Rare Auld Grain 1989 (distilled at Strathclyde), 53%

Price: $170 Issue: Winter 2019 Reviewer: Jonny McCormick

Here's a grain that mellowed as it matured, wrapping itself in the wood while retaining its distinctive character. Nectarine, cilantro stalks, celery tops, gently herbal, candied lemon slices, and Jaffa cakes on the nose. Warm buttery flavors initially, with citrus, herbal notes, and energetic spices leading to a finish of soft ripe fruits and cinnamon. Really worth the experience; try playing with the dilution to control the spiciness.