Darkness! (distilled at North British) 18 year old, 50.4%

Price: $111 Issue: Winter 2014 Reviewer: Jonny McCormick

This North British has been led astray; well, subjected to three months' confinement in first-fill oloroso sherry wood. Such are the ways of Darkness! There's a savory nose of peppered filet, mustard seed, and tarragon. Interesting, but not to everyone's taste. The creamy texture consists of evaporated milk, strong caramel, dark toffee, and black currant granola, though that savory character persists. Water pumps up the cream, raspberry, and cereal notes until it sees daylight, becoming almost a breakfast whisky.£70