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Single Malts of Scotland 10 year old Clynelish Single Cask (Distilled in 2010; Cask No. 700051), 57.4%

Price: $130 Issue: Winter 2020 Reviewer: Susannah Skiver Barton




Fruit and grain drive this solid sipper, with aromas of banana, cantaloupe, almond paste, and lemon-ginger tea to start. In the mouth, it's rounded and full, showing zingy lemon, biscuity malt, cooked bananas, and milk chocolate. Water brings out brighter fruit flavors: strawberry, lemon, and green apple hard candies. The finish comes full circle, with bananas, lemon, almonds, and vanilla. (216 bottles; U.S. exclusive)