When it came to ranking the 2017 Top 20, each whisky had to hold its own among high-scoring peers. Though it has a delicate character with elegant fruit and floral notes, Glenmorangie Astar’s cask-strength ABV provided body and structure. The final result pushed this $100 single malt scotch into the number-two spot.
The type of still used to make a bourbon, rye, or other whiskey has a big impact on its final flavor.
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