Big Peat Christmas Edition 2018, 53.9%

Price: $75 Issue: Spring 2019 Reviewer: Jonny McCormick

Windswept and coastal: rock pools, the chalky sweetness of Edinburgh rock candy, and aromas of smoked fish on the quayside. The masochism of bonfire smoke and peat reek is utterly invigorating and restorative. Lemon creaminess, with an eruption of spice and citrus, the irascible spices pushing out in all directions. This is a big, cask strength bruiser, but Peat's choleric temper can be readily soothed with a drop of water. (1,400 bottles for the U.S.)