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Exclusive Malts (distilled at Highland Park) 2003 14 year old, 54.5%

Price: $135 Issue: Summer 2018 Reviewer: Gavin Smith

The nose is muted, with gentle orchard fruits, subtle malt, nougat, and nutty toffee. The palate, by contrast, is bold and offers big fresh fruit notes, notably zesty tangerines, along with crème brûlée. Dry peat notes follow. Earthy peat smoke and white pepper with a citrus tang in the long finish. (230 bottles)