Blackadder 32 year old 1988 (Distilled at Invergordon), 51.5%

Price: $240 Issue: Winter 2020 Reviewer: Jonny McCormick

An intense syrupy nose of fermenting fruit, with honey, ripe plum, grape, Braeburn apple, passion fruit, pineapple, and taffy, with flashes of cinnamon and snuff. Lush, weighty sweetness to taste, with honey, vanilla, mandarin, baked apricot, peach, molten caramel, oak, baked apple, and bananas in custard. What a find! As Blackadder celebrates 25 years in business, this will banish any doubts you have about grain whisky's flavor. (273 bottles, 60 for U.S.)