Scotch Malt Whisky Society (50:42) 18 year old, 56.9%

Price: $130.00 Issue: Winter 2011 Reviewer: Gavin Smith

Distilled in Scotland's most southerly distillery of Bladnoch in October 1992, this bottling has been matured in a refill hogshead, and 150 bottles have been allocated to the U.S. It presents a fresh nose, with initial herbal notes, turning to cornflakes and newly-mown hay. Sweet and fruity on the palate, with oat biscuits and milk chocolate. The finish is relatively short, with spicy custard, then a final fruit flourish.