Sir Edward's 12 year old Blended Whisky, 40%

Price: $22 Issue: Fall 2013 Reviewer: Dominic Roskrow

A very different whisky to its unaged namesake, and most unlike any of the other blends tasted for this issue. That's no bad thing.

This is less sweet than most blends, with tobacco leaf and ashtray to the fore, and a dusty, grainy note with a touch of oak, grape skin, and sweet heather. That said, not a lot of evidence of the 12 years in cask.