Samaroli Over an Islay Rainbow 2017 Edition, 45%

Price: $471 Issue: Fall 2018 Reviewer: Jonny McCormick

Aromatic with smoke, this lays down thick chocolate ganache, toffee banana, and salted caramel. It bowls you over with chocolate-dipped sultanas, soft melon, and ripe berries ahead of a spicy middle section replete with pepper, coriander, cinnamon, fig rolls, baking chocolate, and a dry finish of cocoa and peppery spices. As blended Islay malts go, pretty special.