The Antiquary, 40%

Price: $20 Issue: Fall 2015 Reviewer: Jonny McCormick

This venerable blend has a nose of mandarin syrup cake, vanilla cream, and cut hay, with chopped cilantro and other herbal top notes. Sweet and fruity, though verging on tasting of artificial sweeteners at times, there are malt notes and a developing butteriness, with sweet mandarin notes and sponge cake. It all hangs on a light structure but it's less smooth on the finish, with a scratch of wood smoke.