Convalmore 32 year old (Diageo Special Releases 2017), 48.2%

Price: $1,400 Issue: Winter 2017 Reviewer: Gavin Smith

Distilled in 1984, just a few months before the distillery closed, this was aged in refill American oak hogsheads. A whiff of early earthiness gives way to pear drops, honey, vanilla, and resin on the nose. Pears, pineapple, caramel, and vanilla on the slightly waxy, spicy palate. Slowly drying in the medium-length finish, with peppery licorice and a hint of char. (3,972 bottles)