Lord Elcho, 40%

Price: $43 Issue: Fall 2014 Reviewer: Jonny McCormick

Lord Elcho was an 18th century ancestor of William Wemyss, who fought on Bonnie Prince Charlie's side at the Battle of Culloden in 1745. With a minimum of 40% malt, this fine blend has a rather perfumed nose of fresh mint, green apple, sliced melon, and tropical fruits. The soft candy sugar and butterscotch palate builds, with layers of malt, cherry laces, gingerbread, and pfeffernüsse leading to a ginger and spice finish of significant length. Highly accomplished.£26