Shibui Grain Select, 43%

Price: $50 Issue: Summer 2021 Reviewer: Jonny McCormick

This blend of Scottish and Japanese grain whiskies matured in bourbon, oloroso sherry, and mizunara oak offers a nose of baked lemon, aniseed, gently roasted spices, crispy roast chicken, rock pool minerality, and sandalwood. Light bodied, floral with lemon and lychee, then greater complexity develops as juicy mandarin, dried apricot, and tropical fruits emerge, while peppercorn mounts a rearguard action leaving a citrus and ground-ginger finish