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The Sovereign (distilled at Cambus) 30 year old 1984, 49.4%

Price: $152 Issue: Summer 2016 Reviewer: Jonny McCormick

The nose is bathed in aromas of lime, bergamot, lychee, and fresh pineapple cores. This is delicate, refined, and complex, with touches of fragrant spices and a calming influence of oak. A web of citrus strands, barley sugar, and toffee is shot through by wood spices and surpassed by a delicious butterscotch flavor that continues into the finish. Effortless, relaxed, and brilliant whisky, and quite frankly, I'm not sure you could find better 30 year old whisky at this price. £106