World Whiskey Society Goalong 5 year old Bourbon Cask Single Malt, 40%

Price: $150 Issue: Summer 2021 Reviewer: Susannah Skiver Barton

The first Chinese single malt to be exported to the U.S. Toffee apples, butterscotch haystacks, peonies, and orange wedges on the light and sweet nose. More sweetness on the palate, flowers and fruit undergirded by grain: candied rose petals, citrus peel, vanilla Pudding Pop, green banana, and pencil shavings. The texture is velvety but the flavors don't leave much of an impression, with a finish of vanilla and sweet oak that's barely there. (2,884 bottles)