Gordon & MacPhail Connoisseurs Choice Hermitage Wood Finish 2004 (Distilled at Caol Ila; Batch 18/002), 45%

Price: $110 Issue: Fall 2020 Reviewer: Gavin Smith

Strong brine on the early nose, with subtle peat, red berry fruits, and a beach barbecue. On the palate, raspberries smoked over a peat fire, then served with cream, plus a slight meatiness. Citrus fruit, char, white pepper, and cocoa powder in the finish.