Duncan Taylor (distilled at Bunnahabhain) cask #7020 39 year old, 40.5%

Price: $420 Issue: Fall 2008 Reviewer: John Hansell

There have been several lovely older expressions of Bunnahabhain over the past decade, and this is one of them. The vanilla cream and toffee nuttiness is balanced perfectly by polished oak, bright fruit (apricot, sultana, cherry pits), and subtle anise. There's a calming quality to this whisky that is very more-ish. All the maturity of an older whisky without the tired, dominating oak.