Meiyo 15 year old Pure Malt (2020 Edition), 40%

Price: $249 Issue: Winter 2020 Reviewer: Susannah Skiver Barton

Kiwi, guava, and jackfruit aromas meld with generous malt, ginger, and cinnamon on the nose, and all carry into the palate, which is light-bodied but retains its intense flavor, as tropical fruit and toasted grain intersect with spice. Toasted nuts, sweet oak, a touch of leather, and persistent fruit into the finish. Water has an unbalancing effect, so add sparingly.