Tullibardine Custodians' Release 1970, 40.5%

Price: $1900 Issue: Winter 2016 Reviewer: Gavin Smith

The second release in the Custodians' series was matured in two sherry hogsheads—one first-fill and the other second-fill. This 46 year old is presented at cask strength. The early nose offers herbal and menthol notes, old resin, citrus fruits, then milk chocolate-coated peppermint creams… idiosyncratic. The palate is quite thin, with more citrus fruits, almonds, and developing wood notes. The finish is lightly oaky and mouth-drying, with a touch of black pepper.