Cadenhead's (distilled at Caol Ila) 29 year old, 53.2%

Price: $275 Issue: Winter 2013 Reviewer: Dave Broom

Quite hot on the nose, with a little oak on show here alongside garam masala. The effect is of dried fish and seaweed, Brazil nut and bread basket. It needs water. In the mouth it's tense when neat, giving you the sense of it straining to express itself fully but being constricted by alcohol. Firm and bold, but even with water it's a little too dry.