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Gordon & MacPhail Private Collection 1948 (distilled at Glen Grant, Cask 2154), 48.6%

Price: $25,000 Issue: Fall 2019 Reviewer: Gavin Smith

Smoky sherry, damp burlap, lanolin, then orange blossom on the nose, with a hint of glass cleaner. The palate yields juicy damsons, followed by aniseed, bitter chocolate, and oak tannins. Char and faint smoke in the extremely long finish. (50 bottles in U.S.)