Midleton Dair Ghaelach Knockrath Forest (Tree 5), 56.5%

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

A superbly balanced whiskey with huge spices meeting vanilla head on: a perfect complement between the American and Irish oak contributions. It has a softer body, with lemon, vanilla, and meringue in creamy custard sauce, but then the spices go off like a rocket, and as they glitter across the palate, there are glimpses of chocolate, coffee, and singed oak.