REI Pure Malt, 40%

Price: $89 Issue: Winter 2020 Reviewer: Susannah Skiver Barton

Sweet and straightforward aromas of malt, cooked apple, butternut squash, vanilla, and pecans, sprinkled with dried flowers; water brings out lemon and grapefruit. Graham cracker and vanilla-sweetened pecan on the silky palate, along with gingery spice; again, water pulls citrus flavors to the fore. There's more sweet malt, toasted oak, and chamomile tea on the finish.