Single Malts of Scotland (distilled at BenRiach) 24 year old, 50.2%

Price: $146 Issue: Spring 2015 Reviewer: Dave Broom

Very fresh and quite light in color, suggestive of only light cask conversation. BenRiach's fruits are there with hints of apricot, even some gooseberry. Very light malty background, and then a whiff of witch hazel. In time, it sweetens into banana and pineapple. The palate is clean, though pretty hot, with that mature BenRiach fizzy spiciness on the back palate. Can't help but feel that this would have been a great 30 year old.£95