Lohin McKinnon Barley & Rye, 43%

Price: $56 Issue: Fall 2017 Reviewer: Davin de Kergommeaux

Mild peat smoke wafts into the room as soon as you pull the cork. A big fruity nose ripe with red apples and hints of ether rides the peat. Sweetish spices glow with hints of chocolate, then fade slowly into typical malty tones that in turn become dry cereal notes. A flash of soapiness on first sip never returns, but lessens an otherwise beautiful young whisky. Canada's Sesquicentennial Celebratory Release. C$70