Teeling Gold Reserve 26 year old, 46%

Price: $500 Issue: Winter 2013 Reviewer: Dominic Roskrow

Very limited and therefore at the top end of the price range. Distiller Alex Chasko says that every time he tastes it he's taken back in time to R.E.M.'s “Green” tour, so what's not to love? Dried apple dustiness gives way to pineapple, melon, and kiwifruit. It's all very sweet until late on, when spice cuts in.