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Samaroli Islay 2017 Edition, 43%

Price: $176 Issue: Fall 2018 Reviewer: Jonny McCormick

Chocolate orange, a sizzle of bacon fat, and dry peat. While this feels less potent than Samaroli's other Islay offerings, it fits the mood perfectly for a nightcap. The taste buds detect orange, honey, chocolate praline, hazelnut, Oreos, a hint of cocoa, and an underbelly of peat smoke that carries into the finish. A wonderfully rich, smooth digestif that will transport you back to Islay in your dreams.