Barterhouse 20 year old, 45.1%

Price: $75 Issue: Summer 2014 Reviewer: John Hansell

Surprisingly lacking in oak intensity, given its age. Very creamy and soothingly sweet, with notes of honeyed vanilla, crème brûlée, sultana, orange creamsicle, peach cobbler, and a subtle array of tropical fruit. Soft and mellow on the finish. It's very easy-drinking and should be enjoyable under most moods and circumstances.