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The Quiet Man 8 year old, 40%,

Price: $50 Issue: Summer 2016 Reviewer: Jonny McCormick

The nose on the single malt is spicier than their blend, with salted caramels and a smear of honey to boot. Key to the palate is the fresh fruitiness: melon, pear, and white grape. Additionally, there's honey, a hefty malt presence, and spices keep things interesting. The finish of bruised fruit makes a greater impression at the back of the palate. Water emphasizes sweetness and blushing summer fruits. Great quality, though it doesn't shout it from the rooftops.