Royal Salute 21 year old The Malts Blend, 40%

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

This strikes an earnest tone with a nose of rich fruit, dried apricot, whole orange, macadamia nut, ground spices, and pepper crackers. A blend of 21 malts, and the first blended malt in Royal Salute's 66-year history, this has a harmonious palate comprising citrus, apple, pear, barley sugar, and ginger spice, with a finish focused on orange and a little spice.