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Highland Queen Majesty 15 year old, 46%

Price: $50 Issue: Winter 2017 Reviewer: Susannah Skiver Barton

Sulfury funk on the nose might intimidate, but it's a harbinger of the whisky's strong sherry influence. There are also aromas of cinnamon, allspice, tangy stewed fruit, roasted almonds, and saline. The palate is intensely floral, with raisins, dried figs, hazelnuts, red berries, and a little milk chocolate. Richly flavored, but light-bodied; a gentle sherried whisky. (Total Wine & More)