Highland & Island Malt Stack ($115)
We love our single malt whisky. So when we came across the Highland & Island Malt Stack from the Scottish “liquid deli” Demijohn, pinching was required to ensure we were still among the living. The top bottle contains a relatively unknown 12 year old Linkwood Single Malt from Elgin, that’s distinguished by a sherried fruit nose and a surprisingly smooth taste despite a 61.3% ABV bite. The bottom half includes a richer, 18 year old Bunnahabhain Single Malt Whisky from Islay, that taps in at 46% ABV. It’s characterized by hints of sweet honeyed nuts, which contrasts with the peat smoke taste that’s traditional for the area. Combined, the bottle is a superb treat for malted barley fans. Now the question is are you in the mood for 12 or 18?