Gordon & MacPhail (distilled at Mortlach), 36 year old, 1970 vintage, 43%

Price: $250.00 Issue: Fall 2007 Reviewer: John Hansell

Deep amber, mahogany color. Very mature and well-balanced. Notes of maple syrup on pancakes, roasted chestnuts, dates, pot still rum, burnished leather, maduro tobacco, and subtle Moroccan spice. Soft, stately finish. Older whiskies often show an exotic side to their personalities as they mellow out with age, especially if the wood influence doesn’t dominate. This is a very nice example of the genre.