Gordon & MacPhail Connoisseurs Choice (distilled at Macduff) 2000, 46%

Price: $76 Issue: Summer 2014 Reviewer: Gavin Smith

Gordon & MacPhail's latest bottling from Macduff distillery is a year 2000 distillation, matured in refill sherry hogsheads. American cream soda and light spices on the nose, with honey, and white pepper development. Ultimately, rum and raisin fudge. Smooth and supple in the mouth, with apple peel, soft fino sherry, and nutmeg. The finish is medium in length, with spicy fruit notes.£45