Millstone Peated, 40%

Price: $75.00 Issue: Fall 2011 Reviewer: Dominic Roskrow

Van Zuidam distillery's star has risen rapidly — it's under ten years old —and its single malt and rye are confident forays into the world of whisky. So is this. This is 5 ½ years old and is a distinctly different take on peat, with little acerbity, oil smoke, or charcoal. A softer spiciness is present — it's an almost ginger cake quality, with menthol and lemon-lime candy in the mix. €55 (Not available in the U.S.)