Cadenhead's (distilled at Glen Grant) 15 year old, 55.8%

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

As this is slightly closed when neat, you have to search for Glen Grant's classic apple notes behind a tense nose which, even with water, remains inward-looking. Thankfully, this changes on the tongue with pure, very linear (typical of GG) flavors of cool mint, cucumber, basil, and yes, apple. Easy-going from a relaxed cask, but with more substance than you'd expect.