The Whistler Calvados Cask-Finished, 43%

Price: $40 Issue: Winter 2020 Reviewer: Jonny McCormick

The Whistler is emerging as a standout Irish whiskey for the quality of its flavors. After a 15-month finish in Château du Breuil calvados casks, look for aromas of caramel apple clafoutis, pressed cider apples, and layers of honey, vanilla, ground spice, and floral top notes. Green apple, honey, barley, and vanilla ride a tide of peppery spices, leaving light brown sugar, apple cereal bars, and a long, spicy finish. (3,000 bottles for U.S.)