Gordon & MacPhail (distilled at Highland Park) 12 year old 1992 Vintage, 58.1%
Price: $70 ● Issue: Winter 2005 ● Reviewer: John Hansell
Medium-bodied but viscous in texture. Clearly aged in a bourbon cask-there's plenty of honeyed malt and vanilla throughout. Hints of bourbon even peek through occasionally, along with some subtle peat. Soft melon mid-palate yields to dried spice, sea salt, bitter chocolate and herbal notes on the finish. Fairly dry for a 12 year old-particularly on the finish. Best served as an aperitif.