Stalk & Barrel Cask #5, 60.3%

Price: $95 Issue: Winter 2013 Reviewer: Davin de Kergommeaux

This sweet, peppery dram secures Still Waters' reputation for single malt prodigies: young whiskies mature beyond their years. Cinnamon, enhanced by mild herbal bitterness, rides waves of barley sugar. Sweetness and heat grow stronger as the whisky sits in your mouth. Water brings grassiness to the nose and cooked cream of wheat to the palate. Mid-palate hints of celery add breadth while linseed oil, earthy blue clay, and hints of eucalyptus linger in a long peppery finish. (U.S. only.)