Gibson's 12 year old Finest Rare, 40%

Price: $28 Issue: Spring 2020 Reviewer: Davin de Kergommeaux

Fruit, grape skins, high esters, and oiliness on the nose yield to sweet fruits on the palate, with mild white pepper broadening into a warm spicy glow. The softness of barley sugar lends a creaminess to this mouth-filling, middle-aged gem before it resolves in a long spicy finish with baking spices and slightly pulling barrel tones. A Canadian classic.