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High Coast 63 Single Malt, 63%

Price: $110 Issue: Spring 2021 Reviewer: Jonny McCormick




Burning cedar, chocolate-flavored tobacco notes, and sooty ash pierce through this powerful whisky's smoky aromas, just as latitude 63 strikes through the High Coast warehouse. Experiment with dilution to your heart's content: tangy citrus, rolling spices, and smoke are smashed by a meteoric impact of high alcohol that abates slowly, revealing dark fruits, toffee, wood tannins, cocoa, and cappuccino notes. If Cohiba cigars made a whisky, this would be it.