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Exclusive Regions Islay (undisclosed Islay single malt), 50%

Price: $55 Issue: Fall 2017 Reviewer: Gavin Smith

A non-chill filtered single cask bottling from The Creative Whisky Co. This is a classic ‘full-on' yet well-balanced Islay, with a nose of sweet peat, lemongrass, iodine, and brine. Ultimately, a whiff of aromatic pipe tobacco. Sweet fruit notes on the palate, developing smoky peat, and barbecued meat. Long in the finish, with spicy licorice, chili, and peat embers.