Ardbeg 1974 Vintage (Cask #3524), 49.9%

Price: $20,000 Issue: Spring 2008 Reviewer: John Hansell

Cask #3524 is darker, with notes of sticky toffee pudding and chewy caramel that firmly support the polished leather, cigar box, roasted chestnut, smoked seaweed, tar, dark chocolate, and, on the finish, espresso. A meditative whisky. Price listed includes entire Double Barrel 1974 Vintage set.