Bunnahabhain Ceobanach, 46.3%

Price: $70 Issue: Spring 2015 Reviewer: Dave Broom

This is master blender Ian MacMillan's interpretation of what Bunna' would have tasted like when the distillery was founded in 1881. There's light smoke, coming across like smoked halibut, a mineral edge, white fruits, and a freshness like a freshly starched shirt. Water brings out almond. On the palate, the smoke offers a slightly peppery, almost Talisker-esque kick. Light lemon and sweet fruits in the center. Though there's no age statement, none of the whiskies are under 10 years.£46