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Innis & Gunn Connoisseur’s Oak Collection 2012 (Scotland)

Rating
91.00
Year
2012
Price
$14.95/3-pack

This three-bottle gift box comes with a stemmed glass in the fourth compartment and makes an easy-to-wrap gift for the quality-beer fan. Scottish brewer Innis & Gunn specializes in strong, sweetly rich offerings aged for a brief period in wood for added nuances. The 2012 box contains the Original as well as Winter Treacle Porter (with an essence of molasses) and Highland Cask, the latter mellowed in wood that once contained single-malt whisky. I like the Highland Cask best, with its fruity core smoothed out by toffee and vanilla.

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Beppi Crosariol writes about wine and spirits in the Globe Life and Style sections.He has been The Globe's wine and spirits columnist for more than 10 years. In the late 1990s, he also wrote a food trends column called The Biting Edge.Beppi used to cover business law for ROB and previously edited the paper's weekly technology section. More

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