Loch Lomond 18 year old, 46%

Price: $99 Issue: Spring 2017 Reviewer: Gavin Smith

The 18 year old is Loch Lomond's flagship single malt and marks the improvement in quality from this distillery during recent years. The nose offers peaches and vanilla, mild spice, pipe tobacco, and a hint of sweet wood smoke. Nicely textured, with bold, sweet, citrus fruit flavors, vanilla, almonds, and cocoa. Nutty, gently spicy, with cocoa and a hint of coffee in the lengthy, subtly peated finish.