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Scott's Selection 30 year old 1974 vintage (distilled at Macallan), 52.4%

Price: $230 Issue: Winter 2005 Reviewer: John Hansell

Quite fresh and lively for its age and loaded with fruit. You'll find bright fruit (tangerine, passion fruit, lemon) followed by subtle, sweeter fruit (coconut, honeydew melon, banana, and apple crumb pie). Resinous, minty oak notes and a hefty viscosity give the whisky some structure, while floral notes (lavender, rose petals) and gentle vanilla expose a softer side to the whisky. Dry, oak finish.