GlenDronach 1978 vintage, 31 year old, oloroso (cask 1040), 51.2%

Price: $288 Issue: Winter 2010 Reviewer: Dominic Roskrow

No doubt about it, we're at the furthest outpost of GlenDronach's territory here, and this particular cask has waved the white flag. It has a dense, sappy, and nutty nose which is very savory and not particularly attractive. But thankfully there's more to welcome you on the palate, with some rich orange and red fruit and sweet candy providing balance to the savory notes, and gentle oak and hazelnuts also getting a look in. The finish is woody and pruney. £185