Pure Scot Virgin Oak 43, 43%

Price: $50 Issue: Spring 2018 Reviewer: Jonny McCormick

Bladnoch master distiller Ian MacMillan's blend is worth seeking out for its appealing freshness; green apple, caramel, shaved oak, toasted whole-grain bread, warm pastries, and dried peels. The palate is awash with bright flavors of honey, walnut, barley sugar, gingerbread in custard, orange taffy candy, and a little spice. It squeezes out more juicy peel oils the more you taste. The conclusion has sweet honey, gingerbread crumbs, and a citrus intensity.