PM Spirits

15 Great Whiskeys to Try in 2018

Nicolas Palazzi

This whisky is the result of a partnership between Nicolas Palazzi, founder of Brooklyn-based PM Spirits (self-described “provider of geeky spirits”), and Spanish winery Equipo Navazos. Bota Punta was released at the very end of 2017. It’s a ten-year-old malt whisky distilled in Spain from 100 percent Spanish barley and aged in Oloroso sherry casks. The name refers to the first cask in the bottom row of barrels in the solera aging system, which supposedly ages faster because of the amount of light and air it gets. This is a rich, creamy, sherry-forward malt whisky that would make a nice after dinner dram. $100