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Single Malts of Scotland 30 year old Glenrothes 1989 Single Cask (Cask No. 18177), 41.9%

Price: $300 Issue: Summer 2020 Reviewer: Susannah Skiver Barton

The nose is aromatic, with peach blossom, apple skins, sugared strawberries, strands of cotton candy, biscuity malt, blanched almonds, and green tea leaves. Rounded and soft on the palate, there are flavors of apricots, peaches, and bright red cherries, firmly supported by malt; with water, the fruit is more pronounced and uplifted by a bracing tide of nuts, milk chocolate, oak, and tea leaves. The finish retains fruitiness but is focused on nuts, tobacco, and leathery oak. (92 bottles; U.S. exclusive)