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Exclusive Malts (distilled at Invergordon) 43 year old 1972, 48.2%

Price: $260 Issue: Fall 2017 Reviewer: Jonny McCormick

This grand old Highlander brings warm flapjacks baked with golden syrup, nutmeg, oak spices, toffee brittle, toasted muffin, cinnamon sticks, and beeswax polish. The oat breakfast cereals and caramel beckon in a fruit explosion of mango, burnt orange, raspberry, banana chips, and papaya. Rejoice in that dense, ever-changing satin mouthfeel, with Invergordon's grain character only more apparent toward the end. Soft spice underplayed on a dry finish. An enchanting find.