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Score

Scots Gold 8 year old, 40%

Price: $22 Issue: Summer 2021 Reviewer: Jonny McCormick

Rounded and expressive on the nose, with a rich malty heart, vanilla, toffee, apple chips, dried banana, and an array of freshly ground spices. Flavors of delicious caramel, banana, red apple, and vanilla custard keep the taste buds occupied as the spices slowly build up a head of steam. The controlled delivery of flavor and balance from this blend is impressive, though there's still sufficient punch for mixing.