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Octomore Dialogos 10 year old, 56.8%

Price: $235 Issue: Summer 2019 Reviewer: Gavin Smith

Distilled from malt peated to 167 ppm, this whisky's complex maturation program includes first-fill port and cognac, second-fill American whiskey, and virgin oak casks. The nose is sweet, with ginger, marzipan, rock pools, and floral smokiness. Initially, barley sugar and malt on the palate, then drier, with a hint of iodine, medicated soap, old leather, and dried peat. Peppery, with antiseptic and smoky oak in the finish. (12,000 bottles)