Woodstone Creek Single Malt “The Murray Barrel”, 46.5% ABV

Price: $118.00 Issue: Summer 2011 Reviewer: Lew Bryson

Nice color for a 10 year old. Puffing peat off the glass, with briny notes and sweetness: promising. The promise is kept in the mouth, too. It's all there: peat smoke, brine, good round malt, some fruity notes in the finish, and a nice creamy texture. There's a bit of astringency, and it's hot for the proof. Still, a very convincing American iteration of a peated single malt, especially at this age.