The Bowmore 17
From Frank Sinatra's "It Was a Very Good Year," to Janis Ian's "At 17," all the way to the Kings of Leon's "17" (with numerous others), the number 17 has been very popular with lyricists and singers. Precise and nuanced, like Frank Sinatra's voice; dripping with memorable amber-y pathos like Janis Ian, and perfectly balancing peat and smoke, like the sinuously upraising and lingering chaotic swirl of a Gauloises Blonde cigarette smoldering in an ashtray, unjarred by the sheets of sound ringing out from a patina-dulled, dented saxophone wailing in a 1950's jazz club somehow--miraculously--incongruously--gloriously--transported to a moonlit bog. The kaleidoscopic flavors and Bolero-like finish demand no mere crystal goblet: you must drink from the unscented, de-linted, cleaned innie navel of your beloved. This is a drink to shame a mountain stream and one to call Bacchus down to revel with you.