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Score

The Last Drop 1971, 47.2%

Price: $4,000 Issue: Winter 2017 Reviewer: Jonny McCormick

It's like someone just turned up the volume on flavor. Cherry fudge, marshmallow, vanilla pod, ristretto, luscious caramel, almond-topped Dundee cake, and wood spices. Dark, oily, and muscular, with burnished orange, clove, licorice, and burnt char. Sweetness brims over the tongue with apple, pear,

and malted barley as it softens to a beautiful velvety texture. This whisky's great journey

is over. The baked apricot instigates an eternal finish (1,352 bottles, 300 for the U.S.)