Gordon & MacPhail (distilled at Ledaig), cask #2, 1994 vintage, 12 year old, 46%

Price: $65.00 Issue: Fall 2008 Reviewer: John Hansell

Quite nutty (especially the latter half of the palate), with chewy toffee, vanilla fudge, subtle fruit, and leafy smoke. I like the texture of this whisky. Quite satisfying. An improvement over the distillery-bottled 10 year old, which I suggested (Vol. 16, No. 2) needed to reach its teens to begin to fully develop. This whisky validates my theory. (Bottled for Maxwell Street Trading Co.)