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The Scotch Malt Whisky Society Pigs in Plaster 14 year old (#4.1980), 59.1%

Price: $140 Issue: Fall 2015 Reviewer: Geoffrey Kleinman

This single cask, distilled at Highland Park, is an excellent example of why distilleries sell off certain casks. On the nose it's Highland Park's signature sherry and peat, but on the palate it's a beast. Monster peat smoke surfs on a lush layer of berry and malt. This builds to a peak with smoke, salt, and oak spice, bolstered by the high proof. A smoky, dry finish rounds off a monster whisky, different from Highland Park's style, but very interesting. (Julio's Liquors only)