BenRiach Sauternes Wood Finish 16 year old, 46%

Price: $113 Issue: Summer 2009 Reviewer: John Hansell

Lovely golden honey color. Lush and sweet (the Sauternes impact is obvious), with honey-drenched apricot, sultana, and lemon gum drops. Vanilla, candied nuts, and subtle botanicals round out the palate. Decent oak grip on the finish keeps the whisky from being too cloying.