Adelphi (distilled at Glen Moray) 27 year old, 56.8%

Price: $158 Issue: Winter 2013 Reviewer: Dave Broom

Each independent bottler has its own signature style. Adelphi's is about relaxed, contemplative drams with rich maturity and a certain seriousness. Here you see this, plus crème brûlée, sitting in front of a sandalwood backdrop with a bunch of basil mint thrown in. The opening is slow, and while the inherent sweet nature of the distillery is there, hazelnuttish oak helps to add structure and stops any flabbiness from intruding. A luscious dram. £99