Islay Mist, 12 year old, 40%

Price: $50.00 Issue: Winter 2009 Reviewer: John Hansell

More rounded, with greater depth when compared to the 8 year old offering. Not as medicinal and less sweet, more toffee and less honey, with more dried spice interwoven throughout. The herbs are still there, along with licorice root. Dry, burning-ember finish. Nicely balanced, which makes it my favorite of the three.