Chivas Regal 18 year old, 40%

Price: $70 Issue: Spring 2016 Reviewer: Jonny McCormick

It rarely gets better than this. Vanilla, almond slice, toffee, pencil shavings, sweet oak, and mild wood spices on the nose. Effortlessly smooth and delicate, this warms up gradually, with malt, dark fudge, leather, raisin, and tobacco notes before the wood spices, oak, and chocolate take center stage, ending with a warm, lengthy finish. This must be master blender Colin Scott's most preciously guarded recipe. The man's a genius!