Cadenhead's (distilled at Dailuaine) 1996, 57.5%

Price: $140 Issue: Winter 2015 Reviewer: Dave Broom

Like being stuck inside the Dailuaine dark grains plant: all Marmite (yeast extract spread), deglazed roasting pan, and a cereal note. In other words, the distillery character is the major contributor. Some light nuttiness, but overall this is Dailuaine in funky guise. Becomes more, errr…agricultural with water. Robust and peppery on the tongue. A nice example, albeit without massive complexity.