Glenkinchie Distillers Edition 1996, 43%

Price: $70 Issue: Summer 2012 Reviewer: Dave Broom

Amontillado casks are used here, which add a certain almond-like note to the nose, as well as more obvious oakiness. The effect is a general deepening and lengthening of aroma and flavor. The dry notes have gone, replaced by a sweeter and more generous palette of flavors. The fresh meadow flowers are more like cut flowers in a florist shop, the fruits hint toward peach, and there's a new citric burst on the finish.