Telsington IV 2012, 42%

Price: $94.00 Issue: Fall 2013 Reviewer: Dominic Roskrow

Last time we reviewed Telsington it came with a warning. Everything from triple distillation, unusual ways of drying the barley, and through to Pinot Noir wine casks for maturation is designed to take you from your comfort zone. Not for everyone, we wrote. But this is a big step on. There's an almost bourbon or rye quality to this. There's burnt toffee and stewed red berries. Deliberately nothing like scotch, but we're starting to see

what Marcus Telser is aiming for. €71