90

Score

Royal Salute 25 year old The Treasured Blend, 40%

Price: $260 Issue: Fall 2020 Reviewer: Jonny McCormick

Cherry pound cake, ground almond, and light vanilla, with delicious layers of sherry
and top notes of acacia honey on the nose. Surprisingly nimble on the palate, with
apple, waves of sherry, black cherry jelly, and a gentle buildup of spice, then caramel,
dark sugar, vanilla, and red apple in later phases, though it is still light on its feet. A
smooth clean finish propels more vigorous spice notes across the palate. (Travel
Retail exclusive)