Royal Lochnagar 12 year old, 40%

Price: $52.00 Issue: Summer 2012 Reviewer: Dave Broom

Diageo's smallest distillery and another that has worm tubs. The character here is grassy: think hay and straw rather than lawn clippings. There's just a hint of cereal behind, and a fresh, roasted spiciness. The palate has good central sweetness where you just get a hint of fruit. Light and fresh, and a good afternoon dram. £33