K5 Premium Spirit Whisky, 40%

Price: $50 Issue: Summer 2014 Reviewer: Jonny McCormick

From the Land of the Thunder Dragon comes this blend of 8 and 12 year old malts and grain from the Gelephu distillery. It's clean, light, and fragrant with dried hay notes; like drinking chamomile tea in a tropical greenhouse. The thin flavors show custard tarts, cracker bread, and pencil erasers with a bitter aftertaste of burnt spices. So, not so great as a sipping whisky, but I've found it versatile as a base for summer cocktails.