Lagavulin 21 year old, 56.5%

Price: $300 Issue: Summer 2008 Reviewer: John Hansell

A thick, sweet, weighty Lagavulin -- the kind you eat with a fork. Interwoven caramel and molasses laced with thumping waxed fruit, dates, burnt walnuts, and peat kiln embers that linger long on the palate. A mouthful!