A.D. Rattray (distilled at Highland Park) 19 year old 1992, 48.8%

Price: $120 Issue: Summer 2012 Reviewer: John Hansell

Many of the independent H.P. bottlings are aged in bourbon casks, and, like this one, exhibit creamy vanilla, honeyed malt, and citrus. I'm also picking up some more subtle heather, brine, coconut, and nougat. This one is clean on the palate and shows nice balance, with enough dry oak on the finish to counter the whisky's sweeter notes. (A D&M Wines & Liquors exclusive.)