Gordon & MacPhail (distilled at Glenburgie) 1990 21 year old, 43%

Price: $130.00 Issue: Winter 2011 Reviewer: Dave Broom

Here's a rarity. A major player in Ballantine's, this Moray coast distillery is rarely seen in single malt guise. Very gentle, sweet, and juicy start with licks of cream, a hint of barley, and the gentle grassiness typical of the distillery. In time, light almond and fresh lemon. The palate is lightly sticky — Glenburgie for its lightness always shows good succulence — with buttery vanilla, malt, and a touch of toasty oak. Gentle, sweet, and refreshing.