Kornog Sant Ivy 2014, 58.9%

Price: $127 Issue: Fall 2014 Reviewer: Jonny McCormick

A cask strength expression of Kornog showing great maturity, yet born from Glann ar Mor's small pot stills and condensed through the coils of their worm tubs. The smoke is beguiling; sweet and aromatic with tokens of vanilla and an underlying faceful of Atlantic sea spray. It is sweet, fruit-led—especially mango—though the alcohol never dominates, more like a sunburst through a cloud. The finish is moreish, returning to the salt, which only makes you thirsty for another pour.€95