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Kanosuke 2022 Limited Edition, 59%

Price: $200 Issue: Winter 2022 Reviewer: Jonny McCormick

Distilled from unpeated malt from 2017-19, the nose has baked plum, walnut, damson, baked apple, sultana, and black cherry, with hints of baked orange, cumin, nutmeg, and cinnamon. Substantial and weighty on the palate, with caramels, toffee, baked citrus, ripe plum, and black pepper, then the alcohols bubble up, bursting in slow motion with citrus, vanilla sweetness, and ginger. Master blender Yoshitsugu Komasa achieves a superb intensity of deliciousness here. (6,000 bottles)