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Royal Salute 21 year old The Lost Blend, 40%

Price: $135 Issue: Fall 2019 Reviewer: Jonny McCormick

Nuts sinking into molten toffee wrapped in pure, sensuous smoke on a foundation of cedarwood, dried fruits, and seasoned oak: as exotic as the box's interior artwork. Sandy Hyslop's multi-phasic blend draws on closed distillery Imperial's trademark fruitiness and peated Caperdonich, while maintaining a steady hand on the balance. Toffee sweetness, mixed peel, pepper, nutmeg, citrus, and smoke. Creamy, satisfying finish with hints of melted chocolate and light smoke. (Travel Retail)