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anCnoc Rascan, 46%

Price: $90 Issue: Summer 2020 Reviewer: Gavin Smith

One of anCnoc's peated expressions, Rascan's barley was peated to 11.1 ppm, and aged in bourbon barrels for what the distiller describes as “nearly a decade.” The nose gives sweet smoke, with ripe peaches and a hint of barbecue. Vanilla emerges, and the aroma becomes floral. Apples, vanilla fudge, and peat smoke on the palate. The smoke dries slowly, with citrus fruit giving way to oak and chile.