Benromach 35 year old Heritage Collection, 43%

Price: $610 Issue: Summer 2016 Reviewer: Dave Broom

Another example of the old ‘Strathspey' style of whisky, which predates the lighter, more estery/floral style we have become accustomed to. Here, distillery weight and time work in tandem to give a nose that has slightly overripe orchard fruits, smoke, and Seville orange. The palate then heads into the hedgerows—hawthorn and currant jam—before a waxiness emerges. The finish reveals a mix of smoke and mint. All in all, an excellent dram. £425