Bruichladdich 15 year old 2nd Edition, 46%

Price: $80 Issue: Fall 2006 Reviewer: John Hansell

Finished in Chateau d'Yquem casks, and it shows. There's a creamy, honeyed sweetness and viscosity to this whisky that is very soothing. Bruichladdich's brisk sea character cuts through the lightly syrup-like thickness and keeps the whisky fresh and lively, while notes of golden raisin, peaches, lemon gum drops, vanilla, and coconut add complexity. Satisfying salty/sweet finish.