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Hunter Laing Old Malt Cask 1996 (distilled at Arran), 50%

Price: $115 Issue: Fall 2016 Reviewer: Gavin Smith

This expression was distilled during Arran's second year of operation in September 1996 and bottled at 19 years of age. The single refill hogshead yielded 288 bottles. Sweet and malty on the slick nose, with honey, lively spices, and hints of pine. Ultimately, caramel and satsuma. Full on the palate, with juicy fruit, more malt and honey, and developing milk chocolate. Long and soft in the finish; lightly spiced, finally slightly citric, with a hint of brine and dry oak. £80