Pemberton Valley Organic Single Malt, 44%

Price: $68 Issue: Winter 2015 Reviewer: Davin de Kergommeaux

Micro-distiller Tyler Schramm studied distilling at Scotland's Heriot-Watt University. Clearly he learned not to release whisky until it is mature. A waxy, grassy nose delights with dry grain, fresh-cut hay, red fruits, and cinnamon hearts. The palate, though less complex shows wheelbarrow loads of sweet fruits, soft spices, earthy notes, and bracing heat. Green grasses, pink clover, and hints of black licorice precede a long, peppery, grassy, floral finish. (Canada only)C$90