Flóki Young Malt, 47%

Price: $61 Issue: Winter 2015 Reviewer: Lew Bryson

Labeled “young malt” because it is only about 18 months old. Distilled from Icelandic-grown malted barley as a whole mash (not a filtered wash) in a pot still, it has a nice husky, cocoa hull note in the sweet, somewhat hot malt nose. Full mouthfeel, rich grain character, dry cocoa hulls, and just before the dusty malt finish there's an eye-opening wash of sweetness. Good potential, and an interesting character. (Travel Retail in Iceland only)ISK 7,950/500 ml