Teeling Blackpitts (Batch 1), 46%

Price: $75 Issue: Winter 2020 Reviewer: Jonny McCormick

This commendable Irish peated malt has a nose of apple, clove, bonfire smoke, pepper, thick butterscotch sauce, panna cotta, and sweet floral notes. The smoke settles down to a glowing log fire, with a fine layer of spice and a twist of citrus peel oils. Sauternes influence cultivates an exemplary combination of sweetness and spice, yielding a mouth-drenching combination of red apple, tangy orange marmalade, peppery spices, and brown sugar. (6,000 bottles for U.S.)