Black Dog Triple Gold Reserve, 42.8%

Price: $33 Issue: Summer 2021 Reviewer: Susannah Skiver Barton

Toast spread with raspberry jam, lemon slice in hot tea, zwieback crackers, nutty malt, earthy oak, and a touch of spice on the nose. Sweet and velvety on the palate, with earthy malt, hazelnuts, chocolate, red apple, raspberry, lemon, and a pinch of cinnamon and dried ginger. The medium-length finish is well rounded with semi-sweet chocolate, toasted nuts, and rich oak. Great balance on this mild-mannered but never one-note whisky.