Murray McDavid 9 year old 1997 vintage (distilled at Macallan), 46%

Price: $70 Issue: Summer 2008 Reviewer: John Hansell

An interesting application of Macallan, aged originally in a bourbon cask and then in Ridge Zinfandel barrels. Quite sweet and full-flavored, with ripe, jammy fruit, beach plum, subtle (yet deep) toffee, and grape skin, all laced with honey. Dynamic, fun, and carefree.