PM Spirits

Taste test: Blended Scotch whiskies for holiday highballs or straight sipping.

Nicolas Palazzi

The Street Pumas Blended Scotch Whisky

$34.96, astorwines.com

The newest release from PM Spirits’ line of affordable, small-production, comic book–themed spirits, The Street Pumas Blended Scotch Whisky features a mix of 60 percent grain and 40 percent malt whiskies. Pro- duced without color- ing or other additives, the barely amber blend is bottled at 80 proof and has an unctuous texture. With a dry, fruity flavor and subtle hints of wood smoke, this is a unique offering.