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The Exclusive Malts Blend of Malts 20 year old 1994, 50%

Price: $100 Issue: Winter 2014 Reviewer: Geoffrey Kleinman

Whiskies from undisclosed Speyside and Highland distilleries are blended together in first-fill sherry butts. On the nose it's an alluring blend of orange, cherry, toffee, salt, and ginger. The entry follows the nose with toffee, orange, ginger, and malt. Things begin to drop off in the mid-palate, which is very focused on salt and ginger, with strong alcohol undertones. The alcohol drives and defines a dry finish that's absent of much of what's so alluring about this whisky. (U.S. only)