Stalk & Barrel Cask #3, 46%

Price: $70 Issue: Winter 2013 Reviewer: Davin de Kergommeaux

Luscious sweet maltiness underlies a breadth of flavor that belies this whisky's youth. Hints of acetone, green fruit, and hard pears joust playfully with earthy tones and elements of blue clay. Vague references to mulled red wine center around fleeting cinnamon sticks, ripe red fruit, and the grainy bitterness of buckwheat honey. Rich in grain and grasses, the palate is sweet, oily, and very spicy. Bottling at 46% and not chill filtering should please the anoraks. (Distillery only.)C$70