Gordon & MacPhail Connoisseurs' Choice 1998 Ledaig (distilled at Tobermory), 43%

Price: $72 Issue: Winter 2014 Reviewer: Gavin Smith

Matured in refill, remade American hogsheads, this 1998 bottling from Tobermory on the Isle of Mull is of the peated Ledaig variant. The nose offers dry peat, brown wrapping paper, fish oil, and wood preservative. Oily on the palate, with bitter orange, sweet peat, ginger, and black pepper, plus fabric band-aids. Lingering pepper and Germolene in the ashy finish.£45