The Sovereign (distilled at Port Dundas) 26 year old 1988, 52.1%

Price: $141 Issue: Fall 2015 Reviewer: Jonny McCormick

You can feel the power, taut and straining, underneath the sweet nose of powdered sugar, sliced banana in custard, packing straw from tea chests, apple fritters, and sweet oak. There's instant gratification, as this colossal whisky is fit to burst with honey, tropical fruits, apple, melon, and strawberry candy. Water adds shafts of sweetness to the nose and more jamminess to the palate. Made in Glasgow in the fall of 1988 and delivered at perfect drinking strength: they've bottled sunshine. (154 bottles)£90