M&H Elements Peated Single Malt, 46%

Price: $70 Issue: Winter 2020 Reviewer: Jonny McCormick

The longer you leave this, the smokier it gets; earthy peat, heavy smoke, hints of bacon fat and steaming asphalt, with blossom honey, vanilla fudge, and lemonade. Dense flavors of honey, vanilla, caramel, sweet satsuma, Jelly Tots, and lime Fruit Pastilles, with mild ginger, pepper, and clove, as smoke builds in the throat. Molten caramel and lemon peel finish, scorched by peat smoke. A magnificent use of Islay casks.