Smiths Glenlivet 1974 Rare Vintage (Gordon and MacPhail)
Yet another for me to try from the Gordon and MacPhail Wood Makes the Whisky campaign is this 1974 Vintage Glenlivet which is a seriously exciting thought trying a dram distilled a year before my birth.
There's not a huge amount of independent bottlings of Glenlivet out there so in always keen to try some and especially ones of this age.
This is delicious, drama of this vintage are full of sweetness and dusty waxy furniture notes and this is no exception, seriously tasty stuff and I will be hunting out a bottle of this or raking for this on auctions.
Thanks to Gordon and MacPhail for the official sample.
This is what you expect from a dusty old sherry cask, it's dusty but not fun age warehouse dusty, hints of old mahogany furniture covered with a beeswax furniture polish, raisins and sultanas soaked in sherry and gentle fresh apricot slices, waxy citrus peel and plum skins.
Waxy sweet citrus fruits and gentle fruity pineapple, sherry soaked dried fruits, apricot and prunes, hints of spiced plums and dusty mahogany furniture, very tasty indeed
Spicy, waxy and very long lasting in the mouth
Read others opinions on this dram here:-
Neil Looks At Some Rare Vintages
Smiths Glenlivet 1948 (Gordon and MacPhail)
Balblair 1985 Rare Vintage (Gordon and MacPhail)
Strathisla 1967 Rare Vintage (Gordon and MacPhail)
Mortlach 1954 Rare Vintage (Gordon and MacPhail)