M&H Elements Red Wine Cask-Finished Single Malt, 46%

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

Cherry, cranberry, strawberry, raspberry sorbet, plum skin, juicy sultana, sweet barley notes, and a smudge of fine spices indicate the influence of the Israeli red wine casks. The palate is fruity but not sweet, with red grape, pepper, malt, vinous notes, and ascendant peppery oak spices, then a dry finish of vanilla cream, raspberry cordial, and spices. Delicious, but after the first sip, further flavor shifts are subtle.