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Gordon & MacPhail Private Collection 1979 (Distilled at Glenlivet; Cask No. 19237), 54%

Price: $2200 Issue: Fall 2020 Reviewer: Gavin Smith

The nose yields tangerines, linseed, marzipan, ginger, and honey, followed by a mild menthol note. Rounded and chewy on the palate, with lively orchard fruit flavors, turning to slightly bitter Seville orange and light chile. Licorice root and tannins develop in the very long, citric finish. (62 bottles; U.S. exclusive)