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The BenRiach Importanticus 12 year old, 46%

Price: $85 Issue: Spring 2008 Reviewer: John Hansell

Finished in a tawny port cask. Peat smoke and seaweed interwoven with layers of ripe, red fruit (currant, raspberry, cherry), crisp citrus, graham cracker, vanilla, and honey. Nice interplay between sweetness, fruit, and smoke. (Brighter and more dimensional than the other two reviewed here.)