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Glen Breton 21 year old (cask 665), 43%

Price: $300 Issue: Fall 2015 Reviewer: Davin de Kergommeaux

Celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, Glenora distillery has certainly hit its stride. This clean, grassy 21 year old tastes like nothing so much as a top Speyside scotch. Fresh hay notes and a slightly effervescent spiciness give the feel, but not the taste, of hot black licorice. Barrel notes begin to show in the middle, resolving into a long, peppery, pithy finish. Barrel selected by Mike Brisebois for Casker's whisky club. Good stuff, Glenora! (Distillery only)