Dalwhinnie 25 year old (Diageo Special Releases 2015), 48.8%

Price: $480 Issue: Spring 2016 Reviewer: Gavin Smith

Distilled in 1989, this edition of Dalwhinnie is the fifth to appear in this annual line-up, and was aged in refill American oak hogsheads. 5,196 bottles are available. Pine, vanilla, and honey on the nose. Sweet on the viscous palate, with unripe apples, pineapple, cinnamon, and honey. The finish is medium in length, slightly savory, with dark chocolate and a hint of sweet oak.