Murray McDavid Mission IV (distilled at Clynelish), 1976 Vintage, 46%

Price: $210.00 Issue: Winter 2005 Reviewer: John Hansell

Thick in texture and palate-coating. Ripe peaches and bananas, orange chocolate, English toffee, and a hint of damp oak on the nose. I can also detect brine, seaweed, peat smoke, and spice, but it’s a little clumsy. Same story on the palate. Not a bad whisky, but I expect more from Clynelish.