Aberlour A'bunadh Alba Cask Strength (Batch #001), 57.1%

Price: $90 Issue: Winter 2019 Reviewer: Susannah Skiver Barton

Sweet and clean, with aromas of honeysuckle, confectioners' sugar, lemon, fresh jasmine, nougat, and coconut cream. The palate is remarkably consistent, with lemon curd, toasted coconut sprinkled over oatmeal, vanilla cookie, pear, and juicy citrus. A lengthy finish of grapefruit, lemon, and apple continues the theme. The clean, spirit-driven profile might give the impression of simplicity, but the high ABV ensures there is much to unpack. (Individual reviewer rating: 92)