Gordon & MacPhail Private Collection 1968 (distilled at Caol Ila), 52.5%

Price: $15,000 Issue: Fall 2019 Reviewer: Gavin Smith

Coal smoke, brine, machine oil, and herbal notes on the nose of this 50 year old, along with a hint of menthol and ultimately, floral notes. Dark berries on the palate, bitter orange, plus sea salt. The finish is long and slightly smoky, overtly oaky, with black pepper notes. (50 bottles in U.S.)