Royal Salute 21 year old Polo Estancia Edition, 40%

Price: $150 Issue: Winter 2021 Reviewer: Jonny McCormick

Paying homage to Argentina as the home of polo, the malbec cask finish produces an inviting, fruity whisky kept in check by a whip-crack of spices. Aromas of dried cranberry, red grape, black currant, rum and raisin, milk chocolate, fresh walnut, creamy toffee, peppercorn, and roasted coriander seed. Dark fruits are injected with sweet, spicy, peppery elements before mellowing with dark toffee, vanilla pod, and plain chocolate.