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Grand Macnish Sherry Cask 15 year old, 40%

Price: $35 Issue: Summer 2014 Reviewer: Jonny McCormick

Naming your blend “Sherry Cask” retains an air of ambiguity to it. Theoretically, it could be the maturation or finishing vessel for all or some of the constituents. The whisky is light-bodied and the sweet sherry is evident, though a nip of bitterness interrupts. Smoother on the palate than the 12 year old, there's strawberry, raspberry, and background spice, with a blackberry note late in the finish. Overall, there's less flavor development, but it's an old-school kind of blend.