Cadenhead's, (distilled at Blair Athol), 1989, 58.1%

Price: $90.00 Issue: Winter 2001 Reviewer: John Hansell

Pale gold color. Aromas reminiscent of a holiday spice cake-ginger, cinnamon, honey, and a touch of citrus fruit. Medium bodied, but it coats the palate-there's some viscosity here. The flavors are rather soothing and very much like its aroma, with a malty sweetness throughout and a lingering finish.

Style: Highland single malt Scotch whisky. Price: high $80s. Limited availability.

The owners of Blair Athol have chosen not to export this whisky to the U.S. For this reason it can be rather difficult to find, only occasionally being imported by one of the independent bottlers. This particular expression is a very good example from this distillery.