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Wemyss Malts Rosy Apple Brûlée (distilled at Invergordon) 1988, 46%

Price: $115 Issue: Fall 2016 Reviewer: Jonny McCormick

Perfect for fall; like strolling through an orchard polishing a windfall apple before crunching into its juicy fruit. Nose of caramel, dry worked wood, banana chips, cinnamon, and Indian spices. The palate is warming, with apple juice backed by a slowly growing spice note, later caramels, and a slight oxidized apple and brown peel note to end. The finish has a mildly bitter apple tinge and buzzing spices. The apple sings out with a dash of water. (494 bottles) £89