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Moon Harbour Pier #2 Peated Edition, 47.1%

Price: $70 Issue: Spring 2018 Reviewer: Jonny McCormick

Was the short finish in Château La Louvière casks from Bordeaux's Pessac-Léognan appellation sufficient to impact this peaty whisky? A gorgeous color with a nose of sooty, charcoal intensity, hints of chocolate, vanilla pod, clove, and peppercorn. Flavors of cherry, rhubarb, orange peel, and plums, speckled with aniseed, pepper, clove, and licorice indicate cask influence. Suggestions of menthol and peppermint, before a smoky finish with licorice and bitter chocolate. (20,000 bottles)