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Navazos Palazzi Overseas Malt Single Sherry Cask, 52.5%

Price: $104 Issue: Spring 2019 Reviewer: Jonny McCormick

Although distilled in Scotland, this completed its maturation in Spain; it's not scotch, but it is very tasty. Cocoa powder, melted milk chocolate, ground hazelnut, vanilla pod, snuff, and allspice go full tilt at cask strength. Chocolate fondant pudding, baked fruit, cocoa, malt, dried fig, black pepper, and black fruits operate with a dark, tangy edge that ignites the tongue. This has been bottled at a perfect strength. (900 bottles for U.S.)