Another in the marvellously storied Explorers’ Club Collection, originally designed for travel only retail. This is a whisky that celebrates the brand’s own story, starting from humble beginnings in a grocer’s shop in Kilmarnock in 1820, before becoming one of the world’s best known and best loved drinks brands, selling hundreds of millions of bottles annually. This is strikingly apt for a whisky that will greet weary travellers at airports around the world. The whisky is vibrant and powerfully flavoured, with peppery spice, jammy fruit and a brightening menthol element. A rich and sweet offering, it is just as complex as the story of its parent brand.