Chattanooga Islay Scotch Cask Finished, 47.5%

Price: $50 Issue: Summer 2022 Reviewer: Ted Simmons

Wood varnish, bubble gum, and pencil shavings on the nose give way to tea leaves, dried herbs, and white paper. Add water and smoky campfire ash emerges. More herbs on the palate with sage and oregano, as well as citrus in the form of a flamed orange disc. The finish is lip-smacking, with great length. Water unlocks a world of flavor, with clear vision and execution on display. It's different, but delicious. (8,400 bottles)Editor's Choice