Blair Athol 23 year old (Diageo Special Releases 2017), 58.4%

Price: $460 Issue: Winter 2017 Reviewer: Gavin Smith

This Perthshire single malt was distilled in 1993 and aged in European oak sherry butts. Brittle toffee, black treacle, aniseed, black pepper, and cigar boxes feature on the rich nose. The bold palate yields full, creamy sherry notes, almonds, ginger, old leather, and a slightly savory tang. Long, warming, and peppery in the finish. (5,514 bottles)