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Exclusive Malts North Highland 17 year old 1996 Cask # 7025, 56.1%

Price: $120 Issue: Fall 2014 Reviewer: Geoffrey Kleinman

From an undisclosed North Highland distillery, aged in a refill sherry hogshead. The impact of the sherry is clear, with ripe blackberry and peach. A floral, sweet, clover honey note rounds out a deliciously lush mouthfeel. This lushness is well balanced by a spicy mid-palate that features black pepper, ginger, and strong salinity that help provide some real depth. A long and slightly dry finish wraps up a solid whisky. (U.S. only)