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Whisky Galore 16 year old 1987 Vintage (distilled at Bowmore), 46%

Price: $74 Issue: Spring 2005 Reviewer: John Hansell

Aged in a sherry cask, and the lush fruity notes add dimension and richness without masking the whisky’s other flavors. Its flavors are reminiscent of crumbled peat thrown over a campfire; damp earth, anise, and floral notes throughout, dovetailing with the lush sherried fruit. Smoky, briny finish. A well-rounded dram.