Mackillop's Choice 1974 (distilled at Macallan), 43%

Price: $125 Issue: Winter 2003 Reviewer: John Hansell

Style: Speyside single malt scotch Color: Bright gold Aroma: Rose petals, lavender, vanilla, soft fruity esters. Palate: Creamy vanilla and a touch of honey up front, becoming gently fruity with a soft maltiness. Clean, delicately complex finish of polished oak and soft floral notes.