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Glen Breton 14 year old, 43%

Price: $101 Issue: Fall 2015 Reviewer: Davin de Kergommeaux

The warehouses at Glenora are not heated, so aging virtually stops in winter. Thus, the whisky doesn't reach its peak until its mid-teens. By then, it is malty, fresh, crisp, and grassy, with hints of vanilla and delicate, slightly bitter fruits, including apricots and citrus pith. Fragile floral notes join exotic hints of mango and a nuttiness reminiscent of almond skins and sweetened coconut. Air do dheag slàinte, Glenora, as they say in Cape Breton's Gaelic Highlands. (Canada only)