Eifel Peated Single Malt (2019 Release), 46%

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

I'm calling this the pitmaster's dram: the nose has muscular peat smoke, prune juice, savory notes of barbecued brisket bark, venison charcuterie, and a hint of peppermint cream. The palate is a gluttonous feast of sweet dark fruits, milk chocolate, dried fig, plum, sultanas, and ginger, sliding into baked orange and spicy gingerbread, and wallowing luxuriously in chocolate and rich fruit. A welcome addition to Eifel's already impressive range. (1,200 bottles for the U.S.)