Scallywag Cask Strength, 53.6%

Price: $76 Issue: Winter 2015 Reviewer: Jonny McCormick

As if this cheeky devil from Douglas Laing wasn't good enough already! Strawberry napoleon, mint leaves rubbed between finger and thumb, runny honey, fresh peach, and wood whittled on the back porch. The sweet orange starts gossamer light, then it hits the gas: the citrus becomes more tangy, touching blood orange, fizzy sweeties become taffy candy, then sherbet. Eventually pacified, it becomes milky and sweet, with milk chocolate melting on the tongue. A creamy finish like a mother's embrace.£50