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The Whisky Exchange (distilled at Bunnahabhain) 16 year old, 55.6%

Price: $114 Issue: Spring 2015 Reviewer: Dave Broom

Smoky! Can you get dessert seaweed? Because that's what this smells of. Candied ginger notes alongside a distinct salinity—think winkles—and in time a hint of verjus, even lanolin with water. The palate shows balanced smoke, paprika, then white pepper. The best smoky Bunna' I've come across, showing maturity, balance, and no rubberiness. In time, there's notes of old (refill) sherry cask. Released for the 2014 London Whisky Show but still commercially available.£75