Collectivum XXVIII (Diageo Special Releases 2017), 57.3%

Price: $164 Issue: Winter 2017 Reviewer: Jonny McCormick

An incredibly complex creation using stock from Diageo's 28 operational single malt distilleries, this has minted toffee, gummy bears, raw gooseberry, fresh whole grain bread, and earthy spices shaken over sweet banoffee pie. Rich fruit, cocoa, granular white chocolate, dark citrus, waxy caramel bars, nutmeg, cinnamon, and bitter dark chocolate. Water stimulates green fruit notes. A beautiful sugared almond note materializes with sweet fudge and dried apple dipped in chocolate. £125