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Buchanan 18 Year Special Reserve

Top Blended Scotch

Buchanan 18 Year Special Reserve features spiced caramel with orange marmalade on the finish

Buchanan 18 Year Special Reserve

A classic blended scotch that has withstood the test of time since 1884, the 18 Year Buchanan Special Reserve is, well, special. With a nose of allspice, nutmeg, cinnamon, prunes, tangerine zest and honeyed tree fruit, it immediately draws you in with its rare complexity. On the palate are distinct tastes of citrus zest, vanilla, caramel and walnuts. Those first flavors are followed by a second wave with coffee, chocolate and cigar smoke. The finish is spiced caramel with orange marmalade.

Price: $70

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