Ensign Red, 40%

Price: $24 Issue: Winter 2017 Reviewer: Susannah Skiver Barton

Walk into a pastry shop and inhale the aromas of coconut cake, confectioners' sugar, lemon cream, almond paste, and vanilla. Then take a sip: coconut custard, slivered almonds, vanilla, and sweet bread dough. The grain whisky is at the forefront here, lending simplicity and insistent sweetness. (Total Wine & More)