Lonach (distilled at Glenlivet) 34 year old 1971 vintage, 40%

Price: $160 Issue: Summer 2007 Reviewer: John Hansell

Lively on the nose for its age (and on the palate too -- the tell-tale oak emerges only towards the end). Notes of creamy vanilla, barley sugar, coconut, pineapple, and general citrus notes throughout. Dried spices (especially cinnamon) kick in mid-palate and continue into a lengthy, dry, polished oak finish.