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Gordon & MacPhail (distilled at Glentauchers) 11 year old, 46%

Price: $60 Issue: Fall 2015 Reviewer: Geoffrey Kleinman

A rare bottling from a distillery that is more commonly released as a part of whisky blends. Light fruit and sweet malt define the nose, with apple, apricot, and honey. The entry is bursting with flavor, centered around malt, along with honey, salt, and apricot. The mid-palate adds a touch of oak, smoke, and spice, and is extremely well integrated and balanced. A medium-length finish ends abruptly and a little too dry, the only left turn in an otherwise superb whisky. (Julio's Liquors only)