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Lot No. 40 Cask Strength Third Edition, 58%

Price: $65 Issue: Fall 2019 Reviewer: Davin de Kergommeaux

Bottled at natural cask strength and without an age statement, this is clearly all-rye whisky with its lilacs, cloves, and baking spices. Strong hints of caraway point directly to rye, yet suggestions of antiseptic, black licorice, and butterscotch take this iconic dram in new directions. A handful of vocal fans have demanded cask strength, though this Lot 40 begs for water.