Scott's Selection (distilled at Highland Park) 1981 vintage, 50.6%

Price: $215 Issue: Fall 2007 Reviewer: John Hansell

Honey, creamy vanilla, caramel, sultana, and toasted almond along with a hint of lemon gum drops and banana. Quite floral, too -- lavender, heather -- with a gentle, lingering finish. A very soothing, mouth-coating whisky with excellent balance, while still quite fresh. Indeed, a very more-ish whisky -- and sneaky in how it grows on you with each sip.