Heartwood Vat Out of Hell, 67.4%

Price: $170.00 Issue: Fall 2013 Reviewer: Dominic Roskrow

You don't want to argue with this, sport, or it'll deck you. Look at the strength, for a starter. But this is Australian whisky going off into a whole new direction, and not taking prisoners on the way. It's

Lark whisky mixed with another Tasmanian one so you get the big clove and nutmeg, apple core, and fermenting fruit notes, but with honey and peat in the mix. Love it, loathe it, but you can't ignore it. A$190