Amrut Aatma Single Cask Single Malt (Cask No. 661), 56.5%

Price: $165 Issue: Winter 2020 Reviewer: Susannah Skiver Barton

Fragrant, exotic spices permeate the nose, like a perfumy incense shot through with sandalwood; there's also black currant, cooked plums, crushed raspberries, dark chocolate, and pineapple. The intensity of the nose builds on the palate, as rich flavors of lime zest, mango, raspberry jam, and dark chocolate swirl with the pull of oak tannins. The finish loses none of the tension between spirit and cask, balancing the dueling richesse of dark chocolate-covered pineapple and polished oak. (90 bottles; U.S. exclusive)