Kilchoman USA Small Batch No. 2, 48.5%

Price: $85 Issue: Summer 2020 Reviewer: Susannah Skiver Barton

Buckets of fresh-picked berries, pastry cream, green banana, saline, and iodine peat on the nose. It stays consistent on the palate, with sweet berries, toasted baking spice, chocolate, salty and mineral peat, and a creamy texture. The flavor builds and then, on the finish, crescendos on a wave of dark chocolate, bittersweet oak, and smoldering peat smoke. The fruit doesn't make it to the end, but there's no lack of a sense of completion. (1,260 bottles; U.S. exclusive)