From the Flora and Fauna range of whiskies comes this 12-year-old Linkwood, a distillery situated on the banks of the River Lossie, near Elgin in Speyside. As the name of this range suggests, this malt boasts an abundance of garden fruits and floral notes in this light yet complex dram. On the nose are macerated stone fruits mixed with hints of vanilla and a cedar cigar box lick of smoke. It then opens up into fresh lavendar and a smooth, sweet palate of peaches and a gentle anise spice. A lingering finish leads to more cedar wood and touch of wax.