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Gordon & MacPhail (distilled at Banff), 28 year old, 1976 vintage, 43%

Price: $150.00 Issue: Winter 2005 Reviewer: John Hansell

Dominant notes of citrus (lemon, lime) and other tropical fruits (coconut, mango) on the nose. On the palate, the whisky is simple and uncomplicated. The entry is soft and malty, and then it becomes dry and gently oaky. Not overly inspiring, but those who purchase the whisky for its rarity value (the distillery closed in 1983), shouldn’t be discouraged from actually drinking the stuff some day.