Adelphi (distilled at Longmorn) 20 year old 1992, 55.1%

Price: $124.00 Issue: Spring 2013 Reviewer: Dave Broom

With Longmorn, you are always looking for a dense, sweet fruitiness. This doesn't disappoint on the nose, where there's moist compacted fruitcake with marzipan, Brazil nut, glacé cherry, a hint of tobacco, then hard toffee. The palate is soft to start but then an overly firm grip and slightly bitter edges come through. Though water improves it, the oak is slightly too dominant. That said, the nose is superb. £80