Gordon & MacPhail Private Collection 39 year old (Distilled at St. Magdalene) 1982, 54.8%

Price: $3,500 Issue: Spring 2023 Reviewer: Jonny McCormick

Rather stunning, with attractive floral scents and lively notes of pear, beeswax candles, lime zest, lemon meringue pie, honey, vanilla, and baking spices. The palate’s citrus fruitiness drops flavors of candied lemon, tangerine, apricot, melon, vanilla, light caramel, and pineapple cubes on the tongue. The spice notes add considerable depth, while the mouthfeel becomes pleasingly waxier. Gorgeous, well-rounded, taste bud-pleasing whisky. (165 bottles)