That Boutique-y Whisky Company (distilled at North British) Batch 1, 51.1%

Price: $76 Issue: Winter 2014 Reviewer: Jonny McCormick

Custard creams, lemon peel, and clotted cream create easygoing aromas on this drop from the mighty Edinburgh grain distillery. The palate moves rapidly through flavors of lemon cake and lime zest, to grapefruit sharpness and fresh pineapple, reaching a plateau of sherbet and tangerine. Like a bulldog chewing a wasp, there's lip-puckering sharpness throughout, though it's judiciously dosed with sufficient sweetness to counterbalance it. A great introduction to the delights of the single grain category. (117 bottles)£48