Gordon & MacPhail ('Smith's Glenlivet') 21 year old, 43%

Price: $125 Issue: Winter 2008 Reviewer: John Hansell

Well-rounded and pleasingly sweet, with ripe red strawberries, raspberry, tropical fruit, graham cracker, white chocolate, and anise, all on a bed of toffee. Some charred oak on the finish. This whisky has a gentle, soothing persona which I think most people will enjoy (me included).