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Trader Joe's Ardmore 10 year old Highland (Distilled in 2008), 40%

Price: $33 Issue: Winter 2018 Reviewer: Susannah Skiver Barton

Mineral and saline peat and brine, along with a slight rubberiness, are balanced by white pepper, orange marmalade, lemon, herbs, and grilled apples on the nose. The drying and smoky palate is light-bodied, but with generous peat, lemon, and herb flavors, finishing with oak, smoke, and more lemon. If you're looking for a peated single malt that's more gentle in body, try this one. (Trader Joe's)