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Duncan Taylor (distilled at Glenlivet) 1987 vintage 22 year old, 46%

Price: $110 Issue: Fall 2010 Reviewer: John Hansell

Whiskies distilled at Glenlivet might be easy to find throughout the world, but this is a good thing. Take this one from Duncan Taylor—it's delicious! It's elegantly complex, with a tropical accent (coconut, pineapple), strawberries with whipped cream, and caramel-dipped apple. The sweetness is never heavy or cloying, and it's balanced by lovely dried spice throughout (vanilla, ginger, soft mint, nutmeg), and especially towards the finish. Nicely done!