Top 20 Whiskies of 2020

#13 • Glenmorangie 15 year old The Cadboll Estate

Glenmorangie Cadboll Estate 15 year old bottle shot
  • Rank: 13
  • Year: 2020
  • Score: 93
  • Price: $85
  • ABV: 43%
  • Style: Single Malt
  • Place of Origin: Scotland (Highlands)

Glenmorangie has been growing its own barley for years, but this U.S. exclusive marks the first release produced entirely from its estate-grown grain. Honeysuckle and jasmine waft over lemon curd and shortbread on the nose, while bright aromas of blueberry and lime stand out. The palate is malty and full: shortbread with tumbling fresh blueberries, toasted almonds, and gingery spice. It’s silky, rounded, and seamless into the finish, and beautifully transformed by a drop of water. —Susannah Skiver Barton