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Glenmorangie Tùsail, 46%

Price: $111 Issue: Summer 2015 Reviewer: Gavin Smith

Tùsail—apparently Gaelic for ‘originary'—is the sixth release in Glenmorangie's Private Edition collection. It was distilled using floor-malted Maris Otter winter barley, once ubiquitous in the British brewing industry but now practically a rare breed. Oily on the nose, notably linseed, then becoming more floral. Cinnamon, ginger snaps, and faint new leather. Viscous on the palate, with poached pears, cloves, nutmeg, and polished oak. Drying, nutty oak in the finish.£76