Macallan 12 years
The Macallan brand is synonymous with top-tier Single Malt Scotch, and the unsung hero of their portfolio is their Cask Strength. This malt hails from the Easter Elchies House of Macallan overlooking the River Spey. Like its better-known 18-year-old sibling, the Cask Strength has a sherried finish making it bright, rich and accessible; but this one explodes with caramel, brown sugar, toffee and vanilla so complex and intertwined it drinks like a dessert. It's well balanced on the palate with a sweet, tawny port, cinnamon oatmeal bouquet.