The Macallan 21 year old Fine Oak, 43%

Price: $220 Issue: Spring 2005 Reviewer: John Hansell

Even drier and expressing more of the complex floral and spice notes found in the 15 year old. However, by the time the whisky reaches mid-palate, the dried fruits, dried spices, and general wood notes become prominent, preventing the whisky from revealing other sides of its usually multi-faceted personality. It's still a very fine whisky, but not as good as the 15, regardless of price.