Benromach 1999 Vintage (Cask No. 613), 58.6%

Price: $50 Issue: Fall 2008 Reviewer: John Hansell

This cask-strength whisky turns cloudy with the addition of water. Nice balance of both moderate sherry and smoke, with underlying fruit gum drops, shortbread, charcoal, black licorice, and subtle herbs. An assertive whiskey. The flavors aren't as crisp as I would like, but pretty good for seven years old. (Bottled exclusively for Binny's Beverage Depot)