Mackillop's Choice (distilled at Tormore) 1988, 55.6%

Price: $183 Issue: Summer 2015 Reviewer: Dave Broom

Full gold. Good cask interaction here, allowing a light tropical fruit element to emerge alongside peach and apricot. Juicy and sweet, in other words, with none of the usual Tormore rigidity. The palate is equally concentrated, showing some heat, with a decent degree of fleshy elegance. Water brings out more dry elements: brown bracken, hayloft. It begins to firm up, but it is good enough to change folks' minds about this distillery.£125