Gordon & MacPhail Generations 80 year old (Distilled at Glenlivet), 44.9%

Price: $108,085 Issue: Winter 2021 Reviewer: Jonny McCormick

The nose is fragrant with black cherry, black currant cassis, apricot stone, pressed flowers, creamy caramel, beeswax polish, leather, and a touch of smoke. Sweet creamy texture of caramel-drizzled dates, elegant sherry notes, citrus peel oils, menthol, soft peppery spices, and a faint trace of pipe smoke on the finish. The lack of heavy oak tannins from a cask filled in February 1940 is as remarkable as this whisky.