Cadenhead's (distilled at Glendullan) 17 year old, 57.4%

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

I always think that having “dull” in the middle of its name doesn't do this distillery any favors. This is anything but; instead this is a fresh and vibrant example that brings on a Whitmanesque reverie of chewing on leaves of grass: sappy, fresh chlorophyll, coumarin,lime. These scented grasses—now vetiver—remain in charge on the tongue. A rolling prairie in the mouth, and best neat.