Cadenhead's (distilled at Braes of Glenlivet) 16 year old, 56.9%

Price: $100 Issue: Winter 2013 Reviewer: Dave Broom

I have a soft spot for the Braes: not only a forgotten part of Speyside, but the only distillery whose roof I've stood on. Anyway, here you have yeastiness and a smell like just-baked, sugar-topped apple pie, the fruit cracking through warm pastry. Sweet, direct, and slightly nervy, Braes is never going to be a heavy hitter, but this is the ideal dram to conjure up fading memories of summer.