Auchentoshan 12 year old, 40%

Price: $48 Issue: Summer 2010 Reviewer: John Hansell

Similar to the Classic in its tropical fruit and honeyed vanilla, but with more depth, emerging nuts, and dried spice. Thicker too—with a slightly oily texture. A noticeable improvement from the Classic. This 12 year old is worth the few extra bucks. It's the most rounded and balanced of the three new whiskies.