Dun Bheagan (distilled at Springbank) Cask No. 1704 35 year old 1970 vintage, 50.5%

Price: $300 Issue: Fall 2007 Reviewer: John Hansell

Quite fresh and appetizing for a 35 year old whisky, but not too surprising for a Springbank. Notes of creamy vanilla, burnt caramel, coconut custard, brine, and a hint of anise. Complex, vibrant, and well-balanced. Reminds me why I love those old Springers. Devotees will not be disappointed. A stunning whisky! (Exclusive to Astor Wines and Spirits.)