Scotchdale 8 year old, 40%

Price: $50 Issue: Fall 2020 Reviewer: Jonny McCormick

The label of this distinctive blend of Highland and Speyside whiskies suggests it is designed for hotter and drier climates, and it works well in a variety of serves. Peach slices, pecan, peanut, cinnamon, nutmeg, grated milk chocolate, baked cookies, and toasted bakery aromas. It's medium-bodied and eschews sweetness and fruitiness to inhabit a world of dark toffee, Brazil nut, dry oak, malt, plain chocolate, hot peppery spice, and licorice. (3,000 bottles)