Murray McDavid 'Mission' (distilled at Glenlivet) 1974, 46%

Price: $150 Issue: Fall 2003 Reviewer: John Hansell

Deep gold color. Incredibly complex, subtle aromas of vanilla, honey, marshmallow, tropical fruit (pineapple, peaches, coconut), floral notes and a hint of almonds. Medium-full in body, and firm. On the palate, the flavors are complex and exhibit the same notes as the aroma, starting out gently sweet, but gradually becoming fruity and eventually drying out on the finish.