Spirit Hound Single Barrel Straight Malt (Barrel 66), 45%

Price: $55 Issue: Spring 2019 Reviewer: Susannah Skiver Barton

Floral with some hoppy aromas to start, as well as lemon curd, vanilla, banana Runts, ripe pears, and amaretto. On the palate, gentle oakiness underpins banana pudding, whipped cream, spiced plum, amaretto, ginger candy, peaches, and chai spices of cardamom, clove, and cinnamon. Well-structured and delicate—add water sparingly.