Midleton Dair Ghaelach Knockrath Forest (Tree 2), 56.3%

Price: $320 Issue: Summer 2020 Reviewer: Jonny McCormick

This has more vanilla and caramel, with less aggressive wood spices than Tree 1, and aromas of clove, sharpened pencils, and dried morel mushrooms. It's fruity and mouth-drawing, yet less weighty than Tree 1, reminiscent of fruit Life Savers and baked apple, and when it peaks it breaks with more alcohol than spice.