That Boutique-y Whisky Company (distilled at Invergordon) 43 year old, 47.7%

Price: $108 Issue: Fall 2017 Reviewer: Jonny McCormick

Like a throwback to childhood: fruity lollipops, Love Hearts, and gobstoppers. Stewed apple, crusty bread, and dry roasted coriander seeds add more dimension to the nose. The palate has toffee, orange peel, dates, and briefly flirts with chocolate and coffee, though this grain has mouth-drawing astringency and savory spices to balance the sweetness. Long finish of aniseed, spiced dark toffee, and charred oak.