Gordon & MacPhail (distilled at Strathisla), Cask #8510, 25 year old, 48.7%

Price: $185.00 Issue: Fall 2007 Reviewer: John Hansell

Very thick in texture and mouthcoating -- almost chewy -- with ripe barley, shortbread cookies, and honey up front. Dried vanilla, violet, cinnamon, and bright fruit notes emerge mid-palate. The dried spices and moderate oak tannins linger on the finish, contrasting the whisky’s rich, sweet entry. If this whisky were a road, there would be a lot of hills.