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Scotch Malt Whisky Society Hunting Hound on Holiday 4.180 24 year old 1989, 51.3%

Price: $225 Issue: Winter 2014 Reviewer: Geoffrey Kleinman

From the nose you can tell this is a special whisky, with old, dark, lacquered wood, dusty cigar box, and sea salt combined with dark sweet cherry and a hint of rancio. On the palate it gets even better, with lush, dark cherry perfectly balanced and integrated with oak spice, salt, and peat smoke. There's clear rancio in the center of it all that's utterly delicious. This stunner finishes with a long, slightly spicy, and entirely lovely finish. (Park Avenue Liquor only)