Bruichladdich Octomore ‘Comus' 4.2 2007 5 year old, 61%

Price: $200 Issue: Fall 2012 Reviewer: Dave Broom

Comus is the name of a frankly terrifying English folk group who taps into the dark, pagan spirit underpinning that music. An apposite name then for the Laddie's most heavily-peated variant. If you want to know what it's like to stand beside a kiln, then sniff this, but the distillery's sweetness is retained, here in the guise of pineapple and banana. The palate is like eucalyptus lozenges, with light maltiness before that Laddie thickness makes things even sweeter.