The Macallan Coronation (American Oak Cask #190950), 58.1%

Price: $567 Issue: Winter 2013 Reviewer: Dave Broom

Bottled at 350ml. as a pair with a Spanish oak version (and probably sold out at source), here you get the merest glimpse of Macallan's meatiness (shepherd's pie) before flowers and apple blossom take charge. Lifted, yes, but never delicate. Water brings out cereal and mealy pudding, with barley sugar on the end.£350