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Gordon & MacPhail Connoisseurs Choice 1997 (distilled at Tomatin), 46%

Price: $92 Issue: Fall 2016 Reviewer: Gavin Smith

Matured in refill bourbon barrels, this Tomatin is softly floral on the nose, with sweet fruit spices, pineapple, vanilla, and honey. The palate is fresh and fruity, with cream, milk chocolate, and nutty spice. Fruity to the end, notably ripe apples and red berries, plus more milk chocolate before slightly drying oak notes develop. £70