Glenfarclas Family Casks 1984 (Cask #6032), 47%

Price: $1,279 Issue: Fall 2014 Reviewer: Dave Broom

Delicate, with some jasmine, lily of the valley, and even, with time, the rich aldehydes of Chanel No.5. This heaviness gives a butterscotch-like quality when water's added, alongside apple. The palate is thicker than the light color suggests—it's from a fourth-fill hogshead—with overripe pear and white chocolate; with water, becomes scented with an added touch of marzipan and chestnut puree. One for a thoughtful afternoon's contemplation.£760