Cask & Thistle (distilled at Glen Grant), 15 year old, 1988 vintage, 46%

Price: $50.00 Issue: Fall 2005 Reviewer: John Hansell

A nice example of what port wood finishing should do for a whisky. The port influence (finished one year in a port pipe) has taken what would normally have been a fairly straight-forward whisky when it is young-clean, light, and dry with subtle notes of herbs and spices-and added some extra weight along with balancing sweet toffee and full fruit, without dominating. (Bottled exclusively for Binny’s Beverage Depot.)