The Macallan Whisky Maker

Price: $90 Issue: Summer 2009 Reviewer: John Hansell

Full gold. Oily in texture, with ripe barley, front-loaded toffee, honey-drenched citrus, fallen orchard fruit, and a full complement of spice (cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove). Gripping, resinous, slightly hot finish. The flavors don't meld together here as well as the other three expressions, but it's still a fun ride. (Price is per 1 liter).