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Single Malts of Scotland 30 year old Imperial 1989 Single Cask (Cask No. 362), 43.3%

Price: $350 Issue: Summer 2020 Reviewer: Susannah Skiver Barton

Perfumy in both aroma and flavor: rose potpourri, peach blossom, lemon drops, strawberry shortcake, talcum powder, and clean cereal notes on the nose. Candied rose petal on the palate, as well as dried fruit (especially with water), rich and well-integrated spice, cacao nibs, and dry oak. It's distinctive and well-balanced, even when the oak seems a touch bitter. The finish is dry and leathery, with pipe tobacco, cinnamon, and, still, that rose note. (172 bottles; U.S. exclusive)