Glen Elgin, 1998 vintage, 61.1%

Price: $406.00 Issue: Spring 2010 Reviewer: John Hansell

Matured in a “rejuvenated European oak” cask. Balance: that's what I like best about this whisky. It's not as individualistic or distinctive as the others, but that's how I always think of Glen Elgin, so no surprise here. This is a solid effort: fruity and flowery, with notes of tangerine, marmalade, caramel apple, ginger, cut grass, cinnamon, almond paste, and underlying vanilla, lingering in a satisfying finish. (534 bottles)£250