Friday’s Pick: Gordon & MacPhail Tomintoul 40 yr. oldDecember 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.)
You can only get this one at one place: Park Ave. Liquor in New York. (http://www.parkaveliquor.com/search/finewine.asp?id=5118) 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.