That Boutique-y Whisky Company (distilled at Kilchoman, Batch 1), 55.5%

Price: $117 Issue: Summer 2014 Reviewer: Dave Broom

Startlingly herbal. Penetrating, lifted, and aromatic with dill, mint, and in time, celery leaf and lovage. Smoke is akin to freshly-laid tarmac with some sweet seaweed behind. Lively and quite different to the official bottling. Water brings unripe pineapple, clove, sugared almond, and horseradish. This has typical Kilchoman sweet creaminess in the center. Water brings out flavors of nettles, and saltiness.£69