88

Score

Deerhammer Port Cask-Finished American Single Malt (Batch 1), 50%

Price: $65 Issue: Fall 2019 Reviewer: Susannah Skiver Barton

An herbaceous and savory whiskey, with an expressive nose: fennel, licorice, roasted lemon and clementine peels, new leather, and dark berries. The finish makes itself evident from first sip, with a chewy texture and flavors of dark chocolate, nocino liqueur, black licorice, orange oil, and allspice. The finish has good length, with more dark chocolate, fennel, roasted nuts, polished oak, and pipe tobacco.