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The Exclusive Malts 10 year old (distilled at Laphroaig) 2005 (Cask #468), 54.2%

Price: $130 Issue: Fall 2015 Reviewer: Geoffrey Kleinman

Extreme peat smoke explodes out of the glass. It's diesely, burnt tire smoke more than campfire. Past the peat, there's salt, paste, and honey. On the palate it's another blast of smoke. This nearly chokingly strong smoke dissipates slightly to reveal oyster shells, malt, paste, and honey. Make no mistake, the smoke is the star and will remind you of that fact hours after you finish your last sip. An uber-peated whisky that hardcore peatheads will surely adore. (U.S. only)