Country: Scotland
Region: Highlands
Type: Single Malt
Bottler: Distiller
ABV: 46%
Score: 92 points

anCnoc Travel Retail Exclusive. Image courtesy Inver House Distillers. As might be obvious from the name, this no-age-statement single malt from Knockdhu Distillery is only sold in travel retail outlets and comes with a Peter Arkle-designed canister and label featuring a luggage tag.

The nose is malty and creamy with hints of honey, creme brûlée, and menthol. The taste is fruity with orange oils, touches of grapefruit, passion fruit, soft oak, vanilla, and a hint of clove that builds up leading into the finish, with lingering tropical fruits and honey. The finish eventually turns slightly dry and astringent with a touch of dried orange peel. Very nice. (October, 2014)