Bunnahabhain Palo Cortado Cask Finish (1997 vintage), 54.9%

Price: $350 Issue: Winter 2018 Reviewer: Gavin Smith

One of six whiskies released in Distell's first Malt Collection. This received a secondary maturation of almost 2 years in Palo Cortado casks, rarely used for Scotch whisky. Melon slices sprinkled with salt, vanilla, and finally, peach blossom on the nose. More peaches on the spicy palate, with milk chocolate and oak. Peppery in the medium-length finish, with aniseed. (1,644 bottles)