Cadenhead's (distilled at Bunnahabhain) 2005, 57.2%

Price: $110 Issue: Winter 2015 Reviewer: Dave Broom

Initially very ozonic, fresh, and marine. So much so that you don't notice the smoke which is slowly building. Everything is very restrained, some cold-smoked fish, mineral, and—in time—a hint of the mash tun. That mineral note continues on the palate, which broadens into ginger nuts in the middle of the tongue. All very well-balanced, and at its best neat.