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Kilchoman Single Cask Release Cask #370 (distilled 2008, bottled 2014), 59.8%

Price: $95 Issue: Winter 2014 Reviewer: Geoffrey Kleinman

An uncommon exclusive bottling of a 6 year old cask strength malt. Light gold in color, the nose is vegetal, more peat bog than peat smoke, with an undercurrent of pastry cream and rose. It's an odd combination of aromas. The entry is flavorful and inviting with smoked pineapple, clove, and rose. Peak smoke arrives in full force in the mid-palate, which drops the sweet and becomes spicy. The finish is mostly smoke, but with a pleasant minty coolness. (Wyoming only)