Tomintoul Five Decades, 50%

Price: $359 Issue: Summer 2016 Reviewer: Dave Broom

The soft fruit theme continues in this vatting of whiskies from, you guessed it, five decades of the distillery's life. This has a heavy, heady, honey element alongside apple blossom and then peach and apricot pulp. There's real complexity. The palate is lighter, although still layered with some heat. With water there's more apricot skin and some banana. Don't overwater, as it becomes a touch too tannic. You want that unctuous elegance. Highly recommended. £250