Adelphi (distilled at Bunnahabhain) 1989 25 year old, 45%

Price: $265 Issue: Fall 2014 Reviewer: Dave Broom

Pale gold, with nettles and green apple on the nose alongside almond, light bread crust, and freshly-baked sponge cake. In time, there's Starburst sweets. Some heat, even at this relatively low strength. There are mineral accents and, with water, the signature ginger. The palate is very sweet and soft with jelly fruits. Clean and supple, especially with water. Zesty, with a refreshing acidic balance.