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Stalk & Barrel Single Malt (Cask 52), 46%

Price: $70 Issue: Spring 2016 Reviewer: Davin de Kergommeaux

Aromas of halva, dry hay, poached pears, and apple pie. The palate is sweet and full, with ripe cherries and a certain earthiness along with dusty grain and aromatic wet hay. Peppery heat enhances hot ginger and cinnamon hearts. This is malt whisky, held together by strong cereal notes with a fruity, creamy, medium finish. It's already tasty at 3 years; one wonders what glories another 3 would bring.