Chieftain's Choice (distilled at Rosebank) 20 year old, 54%

Price: $170.00 Issue: Winter 2011 Reviewer: Gavin Smith

This refill sherry butt-matured, cask strength variant of the Lowland classic Rosebank was distilled in December 1990. Floral and fruity on the nose. Sweet, with malt and black cherries, plus a hint of new leather. Quite viscous in the mouth; nutmeg, dark chocolate, and toffee on the palate. Walnuts and background dry sherry. The finish offers gentle oak and lots of spice.