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M&H Whisky in Bloom Double Cask Young Israeli Single Malt, 46%

Price: $55 Issue: Summer 2020 Reviewer: Susannah Skiver Barton

Clean fresh malt character manifests as a whole host of banana products: chips, bread, and pudding with Nilla wafers; there are also coconut shavings, sliced almonds, confectioners' sugar, and lemon and lime peels. Though youth peeks through with heat on the palate, the bright flavors of lemon, banana, coconut, and a whole bouquet of violets and roses provide balance and lead into a clean short finish. A little more time and this whisky won't just bloom—it'll flourish. (1,560 bottles)