The Macallan Gold, 40%

Price: $56 Issue: Spring 2013 Reviewer: Dave Broom

Clean with the warming, sensual aroma of yeasty freshness that you get from freshly-baked bread. Stir in some almond butter, a little hay. The palate shows that it has substance behind this very open nose. Here is thickness, tongue-clinging oils, and a vibrant lemon note bringing to mind boiled travel sweets, before the dry maltiness comes through. With water — and it's best lightly diluted — we're looking at pastries. £36