kirkland 20 year speyside sherry cask

Kirkland 20 year old Sherry Cask Finished Speyside single malt scotch—92 points, $58 A classic sherry bomb, with milk chocolate, raisins, brown sugar, hazelnuts, cloves, almonds, and plenty of oak. Leave a Reply Cancel reply. With Water: A few drops of water don’t seem to me to make much difference. It just doesn’t go anywhere. Today we taste and review Kirkland Signature 20 Year Old Speyside Single Malt Scotch and compare it to Macallan 12. No wonder they showed up with a 20 year old Speyside. Kirkland Signature London Dry Gin 44% (USA) $17.99. ( Log Out /  Kirkland 7 year old Tennessee Straight Bourbon (Batch T-1796)—91 points, $30 In Georgia you DO need a COSTCO membership. Well, we do, but they aren’t that great. And in Canada, the store brand reigns supreme. It’s solid, and for $45 USD, I’d probably have it on hand instead of most blends. Great nose though. 750 ml. Cheers! @pongchmp. How much less than really good can this be? And why is it odd? At $35 a bottle its well worth the value and was great with a cigar and a Friday evening drink. Anyway, from what I hear, this is pretty hard to do for a whisky company. Quick thanks to /u/EMoneySC2 for this odd dram. Whisky : Kirkland Signature Speyside 20 Year. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. Return to List. Whichever casks they chose for batch 3454 all ... I’ve tried all three and love them all but Kirkland’s new Speyside single malt 18 yr old with sherry cask finish is … This is a departure from Macallan’s Sherry Oak line (10, 12, 18, and 25 year-old official bottlings), which are aged exclusively in sherry, not just finished in it. My only question is does it actually taste it’s 20 years old? Great stuff–worth every “yenny” I paid. Alexander Murray & Co. 16 Year Scotland Speyside Single Malt. Nose : The dry floral spice of Potpourri with a bowl of apple sauce.There are more subtle notes of oak and leather in the background. The Whiskey Crusaders review the Kirkland Speyside 20 year single malt scotch sherry cask finish which comes in at 92 proof. Kirkland Signature 25 Year Old Speyside Single Malt lives up to the Speyside tradition, having been aged in ex Bourbon casks for over 25 years. All alcohol (COSTCO, Trader Joe’s, et al) Nose: Fruity and malty with dried figs, dates, and chocolate covered berries.Earthy sweet ginger, worn leather, and fresh toasted dark bread give. I still think it’s worth the price. Compares favorably (in my mind) to the Dewar’s 12 yr old for 2/3 of the price. Have you tried the 40yr old Speyside currently at Costco? That’s partially due to the ‘finish’ – 20 years in ex-bourbon (probably refill) – has less of an “aging” effect on the whisky as less-used oak does. Since all whisky is aged in oak casks, the first statement isn’t very helpful. Bottled by Alexander Murray & Co. Aberdeen Scotland. I’ve found that sometimes depending on the cask quality some older scotches may not benefit so much from extra aging. I am a big scotch drinker and I have a favorite in The Macallan 12 and 18. Heck, one of our store brands now has a PREMIUM line up. I’m very happy with my Kirkland 20 y/o Speyside, very nice for the price. Great comments and a site Nathan. I do know that the 18 is Macallan and is bottled by the same company. Cask : Ex-Bourbon, finished 6 mo. My Costco doesn’t carry it, though, so it may be regional, or limited in supply. Reblogged this on Toronto Whisky Society. Maybe something that sets off memories. It is perfectly legal under the 2009 Scotch Whisky Regulations for any whisky distilled at Macallan to be called either a "Speyside" or "Highland" single malt whisky. I’m guessing there’s some law about not requiring membership for selling booze? Not a fan of the finish. On the nostril, there’s a pronounced sherry cask affect of candy dried fruits and almond, adopted by notes of cask wooden, some licorice and only a trace of salinity. Please allow me to clarify Doug's answer. This doesn’t linger like a GlenDronach or an OB Macallan, but it is straightforward, pleasant, and inoffensive. It’s also possible that the Kirkland’s Speyside 25-year-old bottling is Mortlach, Longmorn or even Macallan, the latter of whom Kirkland has openly partnered with in the past. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. Please log in again. We've discussed the Macallan made one, so anyone try this one? I keep on passing this bottle by at Costco and I keep wondering is it worth it? I wouldn’t pay $70 or more for it. Unfortunately, I don’t have a Sam’s Club membership. Reminds me of Macallan, but not the fine oak ones. A little bit too much. I have a bottle of it and it’s pretty good, especially for 33 bucks. The Macallan Sherry Oak 12 Years Old. BTW, picked up a 1,75 of Kirkland 12 yr old blend at Costco this week. Quick thanks to /u/EMoneySC2 for this odd dram. Well, oddness is in the eye of the Beholder. Similar Posts: Review: Kirkland Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky 20 Years Old Sherry Cask Finish; Review: Kirkland Highland Single Malt 16 Years Old Bourbon Cask Matured The Noob’s Top 10 Cocktails, The Balvenie (15 year) Single Barrel Cask #201, ScotchNoob Recommends: The Glencairn Glass, ScotchNoob Recommends: The World Atlas of Whisky, ScotchNoob Recommends: Whisky Advocate Magazine, Book Review: The World Atlas of Whisky by Dave Broom, Lagavulin (9 year) – Game of Thrones “House Lannister”, Boutique-y Whisky: Tomatin (11 year) Batch 4, Mortlach (15 year) – Game of Thrones “Six Kingdoms”. So much, that even though we’re kings of the store brand, we don’t really have any store brand alcohol. Maybe that’s why Macallan doesn’t want their name on it? ABV: 46%. Additionally, all the alcohol there was noticeably more expensive than the nearby Liquor warehouses. What crazy world is this? Finish: Earth, cinnamon, cranberries, licorice, oak, caramel, citrus. I was even more surprised to find out it was a Kirkland label which lead me to your site. Thanks Mr. Noob for this information. Kirkland 20 year old Sherry Cask Finished Speyside single malt scotch —92 points, $58. Then grab another one after you’ve tasted it. in Oloroso Sherry. Also, man, I gotta catch up on my reviews. Top 100 Spirits 2016. Finish: Medium-short. If you associate old sherried malts with notes of leather, rancio, resin, and concentrated fruit reductions (like I do), you will be hard-pressed to reconcile the flavors here – excellent though they might be – with the phrases “sherry cask” and “aged 20 years” on the bottle. Just wondering if there is much of a difference between the 18 and 20 year olds. Scotch Review #240 Whisky Network Review #292. ... Read More Girvan 47 year old 1965 (cask 9487) The Clan Denny. ... I’d like to pair this with Thanksgiving this year. Kirkland Signature, Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Sherry Cask Finish, 20 YO, Alexander Murray & Co, 46% ABV, 750 ml, MSRP: $58 The color is a rich, dark amber. You do need a membership card to walk into the store at Costco. Note: The “Must Try” rating refers to my recommendation that you buy a bottle if you’re on the fence, since you’re not likely to find a way to taste it before buying. Cask: Ex-Bourbon, finished 6 mo. Kirkland 7 year old Tennessee Straight Bourbon (Batch T-1796)—91 points, $30 I’m grabbed second bottle while they’re in stock. WhenI called the clerk on this, he said local law had recently changed. Size 750 ml Label 92 Proof Barcode 096619350308 Added … Alexander Murray & Co Caol Ila 8 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky. 89 • Kirkland Signature 12 Year Old Blended Scotch Whisky 40% (Scotland) $38.99. The Kirkland 20 was a pretty standard sherried Highlander, so you’ll find similar whisky (in style, at least) in Macallan (expensive!) I think I can find a beer, but it’s nothing special. However, from the nose alone this seems like an excellent malt in its own right. You do have to explain this to the greeter, but it’s company policy. Twitter. Strong nose, doesn’t smell anything like whisky. Clarification on my mother bringing me the scotch ,I live in Nj she lives in Florida and the NJ,NY and CT costcos sold out in days. I’m not sure, however, if you can ring up liquor without actually showing your card. Funny. We’ve been seeing a lot of this sort of thing recently from independent bottler Alexander Murray & Co., who also bottled the Trader Joe’s unlabelled Speyside 18 single malt. I’ll stay tuned for your possible review. The Kirkland scotch has a “Speyside” written on the label and although a lot of people initially thought it was the name of the actual distillery it has been produced in (as one really does exist), that is not the case-it refers to a region in Scotland that spreads on both sides of Spey river and is well known for the production of this traditional drink. Update 5 years later: Another 20 year-old sherried Speysider, this time at 46% in 2018…. Hi Peter! I would say it tastes around 15 years old, to me. $90, https://www.fatwallet.com/forums/grocery-coupons/1531111. The Glenlivet Scotch Whisky. ($$$). Online speculation states this is proof that it’s not Macallan, and is instead some lesser-known distillery like Mortlach or Longmorn – something your average Costco shopper would pass by. Tullibardine sells their own 25-year-old Scotch for around $300 a bottle. Had never seen it before. Upload a picture Kirkland signature Costco labeled speyside single malt ... Ileach Cask Strength - 58% - 0.7l . Ends quickly as well. Costco sells 18-year-old Kirkland Speyside Sherry Cask Finish ($33), and Trader Joe’s has jumped on the trend with the Highland Malt Bourbon Cask Finish ($18). What other scotch would compare in taste that is available today? George T. Stagg 2013. Another thing about Glen Taite; unlike the Kirkland’s it actually mentions Macallan on the label. Review #4: Kirkland 18 Year Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky Sherry Cask Finish Distillery: Unknown Bottler: Alexander Murray & Co. ABV: 46% Age: 18 Price: $55 Color: 1.4 Tawny Nose (according to the wife): Biggest note in here is honey accompanied by traces of dried fruit/acetone along with fresh wood (she thought it was cedar). I don’t like this style of marketing. No, and that’s probably due to the low Abv. Was in a Costco in Japan and saw this. Bottom-line: This is 20 year-old malt whisky with no major flaws for under $50. No whisky or vodka. After putting off a purchase for several months and totally missing the bandwagon, I finally caved in to the siren song of old whisky for low price and invested in a bottle. Have you tried Glen Taite (the Sam’s Club Macallan independent bottle)? I firmly recommend it. If this IS Macallan, then Alexander Murray & Co. did something very un-Macallan to it. The first thing that struck me on the label is that it says the whisky was aged in “Oak casks for 20 years and then finished in sherry casks” for an undisclosed amount of time. I have not. If this thing had The Macallan name on it, it’d be at least $100. 88 • Kirkland Signature 20 Year Old Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky 46% (Scotland) $57.99. Or maybe it was just too simple and smooth. I recently had my mother bring me three bottles of Kirkland 18yr Speyside from Kirkland and I was very impressed with the smoothness and finish. Not sure. Now, is it “OMG 20 year” amazing? It’s also Alexander Murray. Well, now I know. This Islay single malt was finished in Sherry casks, delivering a ruddy ... See Full Review. Color: Dark amber. ABV : 46%. Lacks complexity overall. It’s certainly worth the price. Is it also imported by Alexander Murray? This weekend I noticed a new version of the 2013 classic: Kirkland (Costco’s brand) has a new version of its 20 year-old Speyside single-malt with a sherry cask finish (link to the last one I reviewed, in 2013, here). Kirkland 7 year old Tennessee Straight Bourbon (Batch T … I’ve made an experiment of walking into my Costco without showing my card. Kirkland 20 Year Speyside Single Malt Sherry Cask Finish (2018) Proof: 92 Age: 20 years Cost: $50 (If I remember correctly) Color: Auburn Nose: Caramel, toffee, leather, almost like many leather-bound books Palate: Caramel again, plenty of cherry and fig, honey, and a hint of coffee and salt.Each taste is more pleasant than the last. The result is a Scotch that is amber in color with sweet aromas of polished wood, medium bodied, with hints of whipped cream, leaving a … Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. 750 ml. Maybe something complex? I did not read all of the comments, so someone might have addressed this. Tasting : Neat in a Glencairn @ Home. Whisky: Kirkland Signature Speyside 22 Year; Alexander Murray Country/Region : Scotland/Speyside ABV: 46%. ( Log Out /  Review #25: Kirkland 20 Year Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky Sherry Cask Finish (Bottled by Alexander Murray & Co.) Distillery: Unknown Bottler: Alexander Murray & Co Region: Speyside ABV: 46% Age: 20 Price: $57 Color: 1.4, Tawny Nose: Sweet and a little leathery. The oddity here is that Kirkland’s (Costco’s) own-label bottlings of sherry-aged whisky are always Macallan, and they always say so. Oh, and that happens every year. At all. A classic sherry bomb, with milk chocolate, raisins, brown sugar, hazelnuts, cloves, almonds, and plenty of oak. But this sherry-finished Kirkland expression from an undisclosed distillery is definitely a decent dram at a bargain-basement price. The bright, fresh red fruits pop, and the mature malt provides a nutty and not overly-sweet backdrop. It’s earthy at the end. Fruit jam up front, fading into walnut meats, fruitcake, and fig paste. I have to tell you I was a bit skeptical as I had never bought a “generic” brand of scotch before. However, I was pleasantly surprised and would definitely grab another bottle the next time I am in. Let’s see how it tastes. The main one that causes a anti-magic field, not the side ones that shoot rays that petrify you. It’s underwhelming for an 18-year Scotch, but good overall as a gentle and non-offensive sipping whiskey. Kirkland Speyside Sherry Cask Finish – 20 year. Cheers! Yeah, Bacon marmalade and cherry salsa bitches, we be living the high life in Canada. I didn’t want it to seem like I’m underage and my mommy bought me scotch. Still, for a 20 year old whisky, I was expecting… I don’t know, more? Whisky: Kirkland Signature Speyside 20 Year (2020 Ed.). Palate: On the tame side. 92 • Kirkland Signature … I never bring it up). Speyside Bottled 2018 Stated Age 20 years old Casktype Bourbon Barrels + Sherry Finish Strength 46.0 % Vol. 750 ml. Considering the aging process described, that means it’s almost certainly colored. Kirkland Signature 20 Year Old Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky rating was calculated by tastings.com to be 88 points out of 100 on 6/27/2018. Spey River 12. But for under 50 bucks who can complain. Magnificent Bastard: Ron Liebman I just tried the 20 year Kirkland Speyside scotch and I think it taste similar to Glenlivet. We have so many good store brands, there’s really no reason to ever pay full price for a name brand. They release their own branding of olive oil, soap, chips and thousands of other products under the name of Kirkland and whisky is … Honestly, after reviewing Kirkland 22 Year Old Speyside Single Malt Whisky, I … The alcohol distributors in Georgia have the state legislature in the back pocket. Not sure about what you mean by that. Great review! So you gotta bring your A game. A tinge of charcoal and faint oak tannin – not quite bitter. and perhaps older sherry casks. Anonymous above says it’s $33, so that would be cheaper than the 20, yes. sherry cask series (not Fine Oak), Glenmorangie Lasanta (cheapest option), GlenDronach, GlenGoyne, Tamdhu, Aberlour, etc., or anything that says “sherry cask” or similar on the label. Quick thank you out there to /u/Porkpants81 for the sweet Secret Santa Swap on this one. 20 Years Kirkland Signature . I’d be curious to know what you think of that since I live close to a Sam’s Club. As before, this is bottled by those big-box contact maestros, Alexander Murray & Co. from a mystery distillery in Speyside. Kirkland Signature Highland 18 year old Sherry Cask Finish, 40% Single Malt Scotch | $33 An 18 year old single malt for just $33 should set alarm bells ringing. 3.5 (2) Rate Facebook; Twitter; Google+ ... Costco labeled speyside single malt Scotch. I haven’t tried the 18 – my Costco currently only has the 20. If I see it for a reasonable price I’ll be sure to pick it up. Not sure who makes this one since the the distiller wasn't on the label. You also don’t need to be a member to pay for eye glasses and eye exams. Hi Tom, Was stocking up at Costco over the weekend and spotted yet another Kirkland brand Scotch. 80 proof. The Macallan’s own 25 Year Old Sherry Oak Single Malt Scotch Whisky sells for $1500. And why is it odd? No, I would not say this tastes 20 years old – especially not in comparison to 18 year-old official sherry-aged Macallan. At 40%, this doesn’t need any further dilution. One where alcohol has been accepted as a vice that should be done in a calm, respectful manner for adults who can make choices? must come through a distributor. Like a good scotch I will be back for more! ... TOModera 23/05/2014 05/05/2017 Kirkland, scotch, sherry cask, single malt, speyside. And not Vietnam memories, as I’m not that old, but like good memories. If your wallet is hurting from the price hikes on official bottlings of your favorite scotches, and you don’t mind a slight downgrade in quality in your value malts, then I recommend grabbing a bottle while it’s still available. in Oloroso Sherry. Kirkland 22 Year Old Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky is an interesting one. I just tried this scotch in a blind taste test over the weekend and tasted a bourbon note immediately to find out it was sherry cask. It looks like Macallan, smells like Macallan but does not taste like Macallan. Then, you are the 1 that they decide to put the label on. Kirkland Speyside Sherry Cask Finished 20, Caol Ila 2004 Connoisseurs Choice – Wood Finished, Glenturret 30 1986 Cooper’s Cask / Glenturret Hydra II 7 Peated Port Pipe. Country/Region : Scotland/Speyside. 750 ml. Thanks for the compliment, Joel! ( Log Out /  Occasionally there is an odd a bit of bronzer or suntan lotion. After logging in you can close it and return to this page. It should be clear, though, that this was not aged for 20 years in ex-sherry. That means it likely spent that time in ex-bourbon casks or possibly reconditioned (scraped and re-toasted) barrels. Hi Ian, thanks for the comment! Me likely. Change ). Well… I mean, it’s a store brand, right? Kirkland Speyside, aged 20 years and finished in sherry cask, 46%, $59.99 for 750 ml Of the six sets of spirits we tasted, this “wowed” us. For something that’s had some time to age, I was surprised by the acetone/solvent like smell handing out in this one. Unfortunately, I’ve never seen the Mortlach at my local Costco. It is not an “oh my word that is good” but a very good drinkable scotch for $45. Taste: Cherry, clove, sea salt, cola, wood, peach. I like the flavor and would enjoy reading your assessment as you apply your remarkable ability to describe taste and nose. At any rate, it’s company policy that you can walk into any Costco and purchase liquor (Not sure if this applies to wine and beer too – would have to ask) without a card. It might be more helpful to think of this as a 20 year-old ex-bourbon Speysider with a top-dressing of sherry finish, à la Glenmorangie’s Lasanta. Not a McAllen 18 but quite good and certainly a bargain. Kirkland Signature, Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Sherry Cask End, 20 YO, Alexander Murray & Co, 46% ABV, 750 ml, MSRP: $58 The colour is a wealthy, darkish amber. Kirkland Signature Blended Scotch Whisky Aged 27 Years. It’s 19 years old and comparably priced to the Kirkland. One of the 3 was scotch. If I had to guess, I’d say this was rum. Follow me on twitter @pongchmp to see all of my fine scotch updates. Don’t be embarrassed Chad; I only wish my mommy would buy me fine single malt scotch. And then someone tells me that Kirkland Speyside Sherry Cask Finished – 20 year exists and I think they are nuts. Fuck off. Kirkland Speyside Sherry Cask Finish – 20 year April 22, 2013 October 8, 2018 The Scotch Noob Reviews 35 Comments 26515 views We’ve been seeing a lot of this sort of thing recently from independent bottler Alexander Murray & Co., who also bottled the Trader Joe’s unlabelled Speyside … Bought a bottle without any hesitation. Tried this scotch while it was still around, loved it. You have to show up, and be selected from thousands of other whisky makers. I mean, Costco has booze? Purchased a bottle of the Kirkland 20 year old single malt yesterday. B+ / $80 / costco.com. As soon as I saw the Kirkland label, I walked away. I recently purchase a bottle of this and agree with you completely. Technically you don’t need a membership as long as you are only purchasing alcohol. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Palate: Medium to light body with a mild dryness. Cask: Ex-Bourbon, 6 mo.+ Ex-Sherry Finish. I don’t generally buy bottles that are more than $100, and I don’t know of any way to sample Costco-exclusive whiskies. That makes it pointless to compare to Macallan’s official bottling range, so drinkers of The Macallan 18 will be disappointed to find this isn’t “as good”. The login page will open in a new window. And then someone tells me that Kirkland Speyside Sherry Cask Finished – 20 year exists and I think they are nuts. I haven’t been asked to show it since I started the experiment a year ago. To me it tasted more like Balvenie. Kirkland Speyside Sherry Cask Finished 20. Kirkland 20 year old Sherry Cask Finished Speyside single malt scotch—92 points, $58 A classic sherry bomb, with milk chocolate, raisins, brown sugar, hazelnuts, cloves, almonds, and plenty of oak. Read More Kirkland Speyside Sherry Cask Finished 20. Nose: Raisin, orange juice, cloves, rum sauce, cinnamon, dark cherry. Kirkland is the own branding of Costco, which is a chain gross market in the USA. Kirkland 22 year Speyside Sherry Cask Finish (rumored to be Glenrothes), minimum 6 month Oloroso cask finish, 46% ABV:⁣ Average. See, I live in Canada (surprised, right? Post was not sent - check your email addresses! Tasting blind, it’s worth at least $60. 20 yo Speyside? (750ml bottle) Costco, San Jose, CA, $45. Overall: My personal theory is that because this is a malt matured in non-sherry for 20 years and then finished in sherry, The Macallan did not want to tarnish their brand image by allowing Kirkland to name the distillery on the bottle and confuse drinkers accustomed to Macallan’s all-sherry, all-the-time house style. Cheers! Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Experimentation is also flourishing at the upper end of the market. Please note that MSRP may have changed since the date of our review. //scotchnoob.com/2010/12/05/good-deals-at-costco/, Cocktails: Part One. Of course, you can’t buy anything else without a card, and you may have to explain this to the “bouncer” (if they check at all). What crazy world is this? Looks like there’s a new kirkland 25 year old single malt aged in bourbon casks. Does that one have an age statement? One where alcohol has been accepted as a vice that should be done in a calm, respectful manner for adults who can make choices? Cheers! I was just in Costco in Florida and noticed 3 Kirkland bottlings of liquor. If it was actually official Macallan, it’d be $200. -Nathan. Have you tried the Kirkland 18 year old Scotch? This one doesn’t. There is a distinct lack of rancio, leather, or other telling characteristics of long-term sherry maturation, which is consistent with the idea that the malt was in ex-bourbon (or perhaps reconditioned refill sherry casks) for the lion’s share of its age. Nose: Unmistakable sherry. Consider yourself bookmarked. That’s unheard-of, especially in today’s overheated scotch market. I mean, Costco has booze? The other bottles were more for mixing cocktails. Review: Kirkland Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky 20 Years Old Sherry Cask Finish Christopher Null January 19, 2013 One of the questions I get asked the … As I noted here (outdated): //scotchnoob.com/2010/12/05/good-deals-at-costco/ It is not necessary to have a membership to buy liquor at Costco (for the Costco stores that actually sell liquor that is – state-dependent). The Macallan 12 is a better pick for everyday drinking, while the Kirkland 18 requires more careful consideration before it’s popped open. Very juicy. Country/Region: Scotland/Speyside. went back for more but all gone. Some bright red fruits – currant – on top of a deep, nutty layer of well-rounded malt. I’ve never been so white than the last sentence. I like this better than the Kirkland 20 year version I reviewed recently but it’s not really resonating with me on the palate or finish. The Kirkland 18 Sherry cask smells like barley! Kirkland Speyside Single Malt 18 is a drinkable and enjoyable, if not unspectacular, whiskey, very much like the Kirkland 25 Blended Scotch, although I prefer the 18 to the 25 year. Scotch review #172, Speyside #50, Whisky Network review #225. ( Log Out /  What are they charging for it? Have enjoyed the 20 yr old – but definitely inferior to the real 18 – which my Costco also carries for $10 cheaper than the “wholesale” house across the street. If you’re able please post notes on Costco’s Mortlach 22 year 1989. The fruit here is dried, and somewhat dusty, and there are hints of tobacco, white pepper, and sappy oak. Fuck off. This is a solid, slightly sweet single malt. Anyway, the one thing we also have in this part of Canada are ridiculous alcohol laws. I came across Trader Joe's Macduff 20-Year-Old Single Cask bottle when I was shopping for Christmas dinner and it was one of the last standing two bottles, which led me to buy one and review it. 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