Blackadder 12 year old (distilled at Laphroaig) 1988, 45%

Price: $60 Issue: Spring 2002 Reviewer: John Hansell

Pale gold color. Bold aromas of sweet wort, seaweed, and peat bonfires. Medium bodied and slightly oily in texture. Malty sweet flavors up front, followed by peat and seaweed, then taken over by a huge rush of peat smoke that never seems to end. A sweetness stays with the whisky throughout to help balance the peat smoke.