Strathmill 25 year old (Diageo Special Release 2014), 52.4%

Price: $475 Issue: Winter 2014 Reviewer: Dave Broom

Light gold. Fresh and lightly nutty/biscuity combined with a gently swelling aroma of fruit syrups, green grape, lime (or green) jelly babies, and Quetsch, with that nut flour underneath. The palate is similarly smooth, creamy, and upfront, with a decidedly acidic zing to the finish before the wood finally shows its presence. A soft, delicious whisky that ticks all the right boxes but doesn't really set the world alight. (2,700 bottles)