Arran Single Bourbon Cask (Cask 1801) 1996 Vintage, 50.5%

Price: $80 Issue: Summer 2009 Reviewer: John Hansell

Fresh and clean, with notes of vanilla, ripe barley, honey, caramel apple, and toasted coconut. Creamy and mouth-coating in texture, leading to a pleasingly dry, spicy oak finish. Very drinkable, yet satisfying. Quite nice.