Lady of the Glen (distilled at Benrinnes) 14 year old 1998, 57.8%

Price: $101.00 Issue: Spring 2013 Reviewer: Dave Broom

This is a new bottler to me and they've made quite an arrival with this, a classic Benrinnes. This is a distillery where meatiness is desirable, and this is as thick and savory as a slow-cooked pheasant stew or cassoulet, with an added herbal and pruney element. A real sweetness and a pleasing lift of sulfur (which can enhance whiskies) add to the complexity. Chewy on the tongue, with earthiness revealed by water. £65