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Friday’s Pick: Gordon & MacPhail Tomintoul 40 yr. old

December 14th, 2007

Gordon & MacPhail (Distilled at Tomintoul), cask #644, 1967 vintage, 40 year old, 49.4%, $260
A deep, mature Tomintoul that manages to retain the elegance and drinkability found in younger Tomintoul whiskies. Roasted nuts, lush fruit, suggestions of cherry brandy and orange marmalade layered with rich fudge, toffee, and maple syrup. Soothing finish. Tomintoul can be a simple whisky at a younger age, but this one has matured into a beautifully complex whisky. (Bottled for Park Avenue Liquor.)

Rating: 92

You can only get this one at one place: Park Ave. Liquor in New York. (  It’s a good one, and reasonably priced for a 40 year old, so reach out to them and grab a bottle before it’s gone.

2 Responses to “Friday’s Pick: Gordon & MacPhail Tomintoul 40 yr. old”

  1. John says:


    I think you’ve listed the wrong URL for the Tomintoul 40 YO bottled for Park Avenue Liquor. If you want this whisjky, the URL should be

    nunc est bibendum,

  2. John Hansell says:

    Thanks for letting me know. I just copied the URL on the original post from the page listing of Tomintoul from their website. I don’t know what happened, but, I went back in and fixed it.

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