The Dalmore 1973 Vintage Gonzalez Byass Sherry Cask Finish, 42%

Price: $250 Issue: Fall 2004 Reviewer: John Hansell

A thick, lush whisky. Notes of honey-drenched citrus, orange marmalade, chewy toffee and almonds, peppered with that classic coastal brine freshness and background spice I have come to love in Dalmore. Long, contemplative finish. This whisky packs plenty of freshness and liveliness for 30 years on oak and is a pure joy to drink.