August 17th Rare Cask 8 year old Single Malt, 48%

Price: $180 Issue: Fall 2021 Reviewer: Jonny McCormick

After 7 years in port and cognac, the extra year of sauternes cask finishing wraps an attractive layer of yellow fruits around this whisky. Sweet melon, vanilla, honeysuckle, apple pie, and golden syrup, with base notes of cranberry, cherry, and allspice. Incredibly smooth and silky mouthfeel with lush flavors of apple, golden sugar, tangy clementine peel, lime zest, and a shiver of peppery spices. A real gem. (18 bottles for the U.S.)