Ohishi Tokubetsu Reserve, 41.2%

Price: $250 Issue: Winter 2020 Reviewer: Jonny McCormick

Components range from 7 to 27 years old, the oldest distilled by the current 6th-generation master distiller's own father. Pepper, allspice, baked peach, white pepper, vanilla fudge, pancake batter, and orange essence on the nose. Cocoa-dusted red fruits, a burst of spice, then sharp orange, soft fudge, and red apple. Complex and piquant: fermented fruits, chocolate brownie, and creamy coffee to finish. Born to be mild. (1,606 bottles)