Auchentoshan 18 year old, 55.8%

Price: $100 Issue: Winter 2006 Reviewer: John Hansell

Aged in first and (mostly) second fill sherry casks. The sherry is kept in balance and does not mask Auchentoshan's subtle beauty. The classic Auchentoshan creamy, grassy, freshness abounds, complemented by honey-soaked almonds, cereal grain, and an array of bright fruit (citrus, sultana, mandarin). Not as polished as the Auchentoshan 21 year old, but quite entertaining. (420 bottles for the U.S.)