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The Balvenie 1993 23 year old, 51.9%

Price: $60,000/set Issue: Spring 2018 Reviewer: Gavin Smith

This was aged in a refill American oak hogshead, as was the 1981 expression. Like that variant, it has pineapple and lemon on the nose and also yields milk chocolate, green apples, and fresh-sawn wood. Smooth, full, and sweet on the palate, again with very ripe tropical fruits, plus apple pie. The finish is medium in length; quite austere.