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Wemyss Malts Heathery Smoke (distilled at Caol Ila) 30 year old, 46%

Price: $230 Issue: Fall 2013 Reviewer: Dave Broom

Sweet oak and cod liver oil are what greet you, with fleshy, lychee-like fruits

behind. The smoke here is very polite, giving way to fruit jelly cubes and

peaches, to develop alongside crisp apple. The palate is clean with nutty oak, with

the smoke continuing in the background, offering an extra layer of complexity.

Fresh, belying its age, while it has typical tongue-coating oiliness it remains

understated. Caol Ila basking in the summer sun. (U.S. only)