Gordon & MacPhail 1977 (distilled at Strathisla), 48.5%

Price: $698 Issue: Spring 2018 Reviewer: Gavin Smith

This 40 year old was matured in a refill American hogshead. Perfumed on the nose, with vanilla, soft leather, lanolin, and lavender. Watery soft fruits on the palate, with cocoa powder and ginger. The finish offers more cocoa powder, black coffee, and licorice-flavored oak. £500 (191 bottles,The Whisky Exchange exclusive)