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Master of Malt Single Cask Series (distilled at North British) 18 year old, 52.3%

Price: $100 Issue: Fall 2014 Reviewer: Jonny McCormick

A tasty example from the historic North British distillery in Edinburgh, with a bouquet of vanilla, sweet hay, and mint ice cream. A sip made me nostalgic for childhood candies such as sherbet-filled, fizzy flying saucers and prohibited ivory-white candy sticks. I was seized by the initial lemon zing of acidic tartness, which becomes creamier before a richer, candied peel taste appears. There's a clean, sweet finish and the mint pops up with water. Overall, satisfying but uncomplicated.