Tin Shed Iniquity Single Malt (Batch 10), 46%

Price: $225 Issue: Summer 2020 Reviewer: Susannah Skiver Barton

A curious single malt smoked with native Australian peat and mallee wood stumps, and matured in port casks. The smoke expresses itself little on the nose, which shows aromas of nougat, apples, pears, blueberries, blackcurrants, raisins, and a mineral freshness. But the palate allows plenty of room for the smoke, which has a gentle, herbaceous pungency of tarragon, tobacco leaf, and eucalyptus; there's also licorice, dark chocolate, coffee bean, and rich oak. The finish is equally rich, with lingering herbal smoke. (120 bottles for the U.S.)