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Wayne Gretzky No. 99 Ice Cask, 41.5%

Price: $50 Issue: Fall 2018 Reviewer: Davin de Kergommeaux

Wayne Gretzky's distillery makes serious whisky. A large, copper Vendome column and a Heriot-Watt graduate distiller make for some pretty fine spirit that will eventually fill Gretzky bottles. Sourced for now, this rich, round, and creamy whisky is finished in ice wine casks from Gretzky's vineyards. Cinnamon-tinged ripe red apples and kiwifruit in sultana syrup, with baking spices and hot white pepper fading into mild barrel notes.