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The Balvenie Madeira Cask 21 year old, 40%

Price: $212 Issue: Fall 2016 Reviewer: Dave Broom

Another Travel Retail exclusive, but what is a highly lucrative retail sector will inevitably demand items that shoppers can't buy elsewhere. Imagine Balvenie Port Wood 21 year old, but with more sweetness; damson jam, blueberries, and a slight singed note before maple syrup calls in from the back. It's big and rounded and, for me, just lacking the definition and complexity of the Port Wood. For sweeter tooths (teeth?) perhaps.