Timorous Beastie 40 year old, 54.7%

Price: $246 Issue: Spring 2017 Reviewer: Jonny McCormick

There should be few qualms about snapping up this aged Highland gem given the blender's prowess and the generous pricing. Ripe stone fruit, straw, sweet oak, and ground almond on the nose. For its advancing years, it's quite a ride at full strength; thick, glossy, and mouth-coating with tangy sweet oranges, fudge, and candied citrus. Best sipped neat, it ebbs away with bright orange fruit and buzzy spices. (1,080 bottles) £200