Glenmorangie Spìos, 46%

Price: $99 Issue: Summer 2018 Reviewer: Gavin Smith

The ninth release in Glenmorangie's Private Edition series was matured fully in American oak barrels that previously contained rye whiskey. A reticent early nose: melon and a hint of lemon, then warm, oily cereal notes and honey develop. Initially fruity on the palate, with ripe banana, then slightly earthy, with nutty spice and cocoa powder. Zesty spices in the finish, drinking chocolate, and youthful oak.