Duncan Taylor 16 year old “NC2” (distilled at Aberlour), 46%
Price: $80 ● Issue: Winter 2010 ● Reviewer: John Hansell
This whisky packs a lot of clean, complex, and well-balanced flavors. It features a creamy, layered, malty-sweet foundation (vanilla, caramel, toffee) chock full of bright fruit (golden raisin, honeyed orchard fruit, currant), rounded out by firm, dried spice (cinnamon, nutmeg, mint) that dances on the palate. Long, warming, spicy finish. Nicely done!