Ohishi Islay Cask-Finished, 42.7%

Price: $80 Issue: Winter 2020 Reviewer: Jonny McCormick

Drink this the next time you want a mug of hot chocolate by a roaring peat fire. Whole lemon, earthy chocolaty peat notes, gentle ashy smoke, mocha, and Nutella on the nose, with some deeper sooty charcoal notes. After a 32-month finish in Islay casks, this carries plenty of weight, with flavors of chocolate brownie, dates, cocoa powder, and light ground pepper that intensifies into a riot of smokin' hot peppercorns. (1,242 bottles)