Virginia Distillery Co. Cider Cask Finished Virginia-Highland (Batch #2), 46%

Price: $65 Issue: Fall 2018 Reviewer: Susannah Skiver Barton

Malty and biscuity aromas mingle seamlessly with vanilla, plums, raisins, and chocolate-covered bananas. The Highland scotch in the blend asserts itself with dry graininess and a floral character bordering on potpourri, but is well-balanced with cooked plum and pear, chocolate, ginger, and Fig Newton. Nuttiness and a bit of ash round out a pleasantly bitter-sweet finish that shows impressive length.