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Single Malts of Scotland 10 year old Aird Mhor Single Cask (Distilled in 2009; Cask No. 707921), 59.5%

Price: $100 Issue: Winter 2020 Reviewer: Susannah Skiver Barton




The nose has expressive peat with mineral and herbal, rather than smoky, characteristics; there's also orange oil, fresh ginger, and chalk. Water brings out blueberries and blackberries. Nutty and roasted flavors dominate the palate, with mouthwatering oak, black pepper, and coffee bean, sprinkled with orange oil, shoulder to shoulder with the peat. It finishes with savory ashy char: a whisky for the great outdoors. (216 bottles; U.S. exclusive)