Gordon & MacPhail (distilled at Old Pulteney), 35 year old, 1969 vintage, 43%

Price: $200 Issue: Summer 2007 Reviewer: John Hansell

Surprisingly fresh - sanguine even - for its age, and appetizingly aromatic. Fairly light and approachable in body, but always inspiring and pithy. Notes of fresh, seabreeze brine, teasing exotic spices, and tangerine are softened by gently creamy malt notes and hints of coconut and almond. Very delicious and enjoyable anytime.