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Old Pulteney Row to the Pole, 40%

Price: $32 Issue: Spring 2012 Reviewer: Gavin Smith

Explorer Jock Wishart's successful ‘Row to the Pole' expedition is celebrated with this 3,000 bottle commemorative edition matured in ex-American and ex-Spanish oak sherry casks selected by distillery manager Malcolm Waring. New-mown grass, ripe apples, brine, and a whiff of Arbroath smokies on the nose. Citrus fruit, spices, and milk chocolate on the palate, with sherry lending gravitas. The finish is sweet, full, and lengthy, with brine returning at the last. £20 (350 ml)