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The Maltman (distilled at Linkwood) 18 year old Port Finish, 46%

Price: $119 Issue: Fall 2014 Reviewer: Dave Broom

Light onionskin color; the nose is scented with red fruits, cranberry sauce, hawthorn jelly, and red apple. With water there's some bletted medlars mixed with lemon. Sadly, the palate is soapy to start with, before the super-ripe red fruits come through. Water makes things fresher, but overall it lacks personality.