Cragganmore 12 year old (Diageo Special Releases 2019), 58.4%

Price: $113 Issue: Winter 2019 Reviewer: Gavin Smith

Matured in refill American oak casks that previously held peated whisky, this 2006 distillate presents a nose of cider, heather, ginger, malt, hints of nutmeg, and peat. Ripe red apples on the palate, with honey, vanilla fudge, and a faint background wisp of smoke. Relatively long in the finish, with that light smoke persisting alongside black pepper, oak, and now unripe apples. £85