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Hammerhead 30 year old Czech Single Malt (Cask No. 378), 51.2%

Price: $425 Issue: Summer 2020 Reviewer: Susannah Skiver Barton

The malt shows well on the nose, with toasted almonds, cooked cereal, and rolled oats; there's also coriander seed, dill, dewy grass, peaches, and nectarines. It's intensely spiced and herbaceous on the palate: clove-studded orange, chai, sandalwood, pouch tobacco, and more coriander and aniseed. With water, milk chocolate, almonds, and hazelnuts emerge. The finish is oaky, with hints of tobacco and persistent spice, especially coriander. Compelling. (300 bottles; U.S. exclusive)