Adelphi Fascadale 12 year old Batch 5 (distilled at Highland Park), 46%

Price: $69 Issue: Fall 2013 Reviewer: Gavin Smith

The fifth batch of Adelphi's Fascadale single malt comprises a marriage of two Spanish oak casks and three American oak casks of Highland Park. The outturn is 1,483 bottles. Icing sugar, vanilla, milk chocolate, apricots, plus mildly smoky malt on the nose. Full-bodied and fruity on the palate, with toffee, black pepper, and a hint of peat in the background. The medium-length finish is slowly drying. £45