Wemyss Malts (distilled at Bowmore) 1982 Lochindaal Catch, 46%

Price: $1113 Issue: Winter 2014 Reviewer: Dave Broom

A slightly perfumed nose offers up the slightly unusual pairing of dried lavender, sweet-cured herring, and then potpourri air freshener. This flies off to show wet dulse on warm sand. It starts sweetly with some nutmeg, then hot peppers. The smoke is very light, allowing a tantalizing glimpse of soft guava before the salinity returns. Water brings out the peat kiln but also that initial perfume. Muddled.£700