Blackadder 27 years old (distilled at Bowmore), 50.5%

Price: $160 Issue: Summer 2001 Reviewer: John Hansell

Amber color. Aromas of peat smoke (but more subdued than many Bowmore whiskies in their teens), toasted oak, citrus fruit, vanilla, and a hint of the sea. Its flavors are similar, which express themselves in a very mature manner-oak flavors are more dominant than other components. Still, there is an emerging brine freshness that keeps the whisky from becoming tired and dull. Good, lengthy finish.

Style: Islay single malt Scotch whisky. Availability: only 244 bottles total.