Single Malts of Scotland 11 year old (Distilled at Glen Elgin) 2009, 59.7%

Price: $110 Issue: Fall 2021 Reviewer: Jonny McCormick

From UK independent bottler Speciality Drinks.Scents of a perfume counter, vanilla shortbread, star anise, and grapefruit skin, followed by an evolving lush citrus note and sliced Golden Delicious apple make this a nose to return to again and again. The palate presents flavors of apple, toffee, and hazelnut, mingling with chocolate, peppery spice, praline, and stewed fruits, then ending with mocha coffee. This is very impressive. (U.S. exclusive; 242 bottles)