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The Exclusive Malts (distilled at Tomatin) 10 year old 2004 (cask #2645), 57.4%

Price: $95 Issue: Summer 2015 Reviewer: Geoffrey Kleinman

Matured solely in refill sherry casks, this whisky has a light, fruit-forward nose with nectarine, honey, malt, and a touch of spice. The entry is softer than you'd expect for the proof and it presents the fruit at the nose, along with salt and a dash of black pepper. The spice takes over in the mid-palate along with some heat, really throwing off the balance established in the entry. A light finish closes out a slightly disjointed taste experience. (U.S. only)