Benromach 25 year old, 43%

Price: $125 Issue: Spring 2006 Reviewer: John Hansell

The oldest of the group, and it shows. When compared to younger expressions, there's less peaches and more citrus (lemon, tangerine). It is thicker on the palate-with notes of fat barley and crème brulee-before dry, resinous oak notes intensify. Dry, spicy finish. Not as even-keeled as younger expressions, but quite dynamic.