Stronachie, 12 year old, 43%

Price: $50.00 Issue: Spring 2011 Reviewer: John Hansell

A “branded” malt, meaning we don't know which distillery this whisky came from. Fresh and quite fruity (peach, nectarine, golden raisin, orange, pineapple) with a nice underlying honey, vanilla, and caramel sweetness. Soft, gentle, malty finish. It's clean, nicely balanced, and pleasant.