Cardhu, 1997 vintage, 57.3%

Price: $406.00 Issue: Spring 2010 Reviewer: John Hansell

Matured in a bourbon cask. Cardhu has always been a pleasant, but uninspiring, whisky to me. This is one of the best Cardhu whiskies I've tasted -- richer and more distinctive. (At this price, it had better be!) It's clean and tight, with orange, tangerine, lemon gumdrops, ginger, delicate honey, butterscotch, and vanilla, with a dusting of powdered sugar. Straightforward, pleasing finish. (252 bottles)£250