Wemyss Malts Velvet Fig, 46%

Price: $61 Issue: Spring 2015 Reviewer: Jonny McCormick

Who could refuse a blend of single malts wholly matured in oloroso sherry casks? They've perfectly bottled the aroma of molten tiffin: the chocolate, cocoa, biscuit, raisin, dried dates, and walnut are all here. Sipping brings on chocolate, coffee, malt, ginger, nutmeg, and dried fig. There's no slow reveal, it pretty much lays its cards on the table immediately; rather than developing flavors, they extinguish one, by one leaving a finish of cocoa and maltiness. (6,000 bottles)£40