Bruichladdich Full Strength 1989 vintage 13 years old, 57.1%

Price: $90 Issue: Fall 2004 Reviewer: John Hansell

Aged in used bourbon barrels. A fresh, appetizing whisky of brine and white pepper, with an underlying foundation of vanilla, barley, and grassy/hay-like notes. A very subtle teasing of citrus lingers throughout. Very clean and straight-forward, with an appetizing finish. A whisky aperitif?