A not too bashful reminder of its American chums, the oak is bold here. On the palate: toasted barrel, spice, toasted almond, and playful alpine herbs. A quick appearance from tarragon on the finish before the oak begs for a dark chocolate cherry tart. You’ll want to stash this bottle for after Thanksgiving dinner. Suitable for a range of palates, this can appeal to bourbon and whisky aficionados alike. Introducing a friend to scotch whisky for the first time? Start here and win hearts.