James Brookes Blended Whisky, 40%

Price: $18 Issue: Fall 2013 Reviewer: Dominic Roskrow

This is like listening to a quiet and understated musician and slowly starting to realize that there are all sorts of clever

nuances just beneath the surface. This evolves from a floral and welcoming nose, through a saline note and on to pepper and a Highland earthiness, but wrapped up in a rich, honeyed body. A nice balance between the ruggedness and sweet softness. All rather pleasant.