Clan Denny (distilled at Girvan) 20 year old, 56.7%

Price: $134 Issue: Spring 2015 Reviewer: Jonny McCormick

Scooped-out spaghetti squash, whole red bird's eye chilies, celery tops, and country ham. It is redolent of sugary-sweet candies like Spangles (from the 1970s). Light and delicate initially, moving into phases of vanilla sponge, dried raspberry, and peppery spices, then the vegetal notes grow larger in the later phases. An enjoyable effort from refill cask #10439, but it fizzles out, leaving a finish of light pepperiness, heat, and sodden newspapers.£88