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BenRiach 30 year old 1976 vintage (Cask #4469), 55.5%

Price: $400 Issue: Winter 2007 Reviewer: John Hansell

Beautifully clean and polished on the palate -- it still allows BenRiach's other flavors to shine through. Ripe, complex tropical fruit notes meld with delicate honey and suggestions of shortbread cookies and toasted coconut. Teasing peat and smoke surfaces from time to time. This whisky is a lot of fun to drink. (800 bottles total; 120 for the U.S.)