The Balvenie 1974 vintage (Cask #17893), 52.8%

Price: $600 Issue: Winter 2007 Reviewer: John Hansell

The newest offering from the impressive Balvenie vintage cask line. Honey, caramel custard, and Seville orange notes, with evolving -- and increasingly noticeable -- dried spice, oak resin, and leather that integrates well with the sweet, fruity notes. Incredible depth and complexity. The Balvenie vintage reputation remains intact.