Laphroaig Càirdeas Pedro Ximénez Cask, 58.9%

Price: $99 Issue: Winter 2021 Reviewer: Ted Simmons

Clear peat and maturity on the nose as aromas of antique furniture mingle with cinnamon toast, fireplace log, wax paper, and mahogany. A peppery and well-spiced palate zips with barbecue smoke, red berries, peaches, apricots, vanilla cream, and Red Hots cinnamon candy. The flavor is similarly intense on the long finish, as dark chocolate meets peppermint. Big, lush, complex, and rich, this whisky has lots to offer.