Flóki Icelandic Birch-Finished Single Malt, 47%

Price: $100 Issue: Spring 2021 Reviewer: Jonny McCormick

A delicious example of a developing national style, this characterful whisky revels in peppery wood spices that obscure faint strands of vanilla fudge and soft fruitiness, supported by toasted coconut, rock cakes, and burnt banana loaf. Soft caramel, nectarine, and the grip of dusty oak under the menace of an approaching storm of pepper and clove spices subside to leave barrel char, heather honey, and cinnamon-spiced muffins.