Waterford Peated Ballybannon, 50%

Price: $100 Issue: Spring 2023 Reviewer: Jonny McCormick

Ashy campfire smoke and dunnage on the nose, with citrus peel, fresh gooseberry, lime zest, overripe orchard fruit, and hints of pine wood. The smokiness eases, revealing more fruit, vanilla, and citrus. It’s approachable neat, with a delicious combination of lime juice, lemon bonbon, honey, vanilla, and red apple, with some under-the-tongue pepperiness and gentle smoke. It winds down with stewed fruits and milky coffee. (1,000 bottles for the U.S.)