Gordon & MacPhail Connoisseurs' Choice 1996 (distilled at Tomatin), 43%

Price: $91 Issue: Winter 2014 Reviewer: Gavin Smith

Gordon & MacPhail's 1996 Tomatin was matured in first-fill bourbon barrels. Malt, fruit fondant, black pepper, then late vanilla and fudge on the nose. Peaches and apricots on the palate, with vanilla and white pepper. The finish is spicy and medium in length, with lasting orchard fruits.£57