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That Boutique-y Whisky Company Blended Whisky #1, 50.3%

Price: $91 Issue: Winter 2014 Reviewer: Jonny McCormick

A smashing, rich sherry nose showcases rosehip, elderberry, scorched oak, pipe tobacco, roasted coriander seeds, and damp dunnage warehouses. The core of the flavor is the lush orange jelly hidden in McVitie's Jaffa cakes, combined with clove, malt, treacle, dried mango, and ginger. Water draws out stronger performances from the malty notes, together with some red berry characteristics. Let it roll around the mouth, it's terrific stuff (Batch 1, 148 bottles).£57