Smiths Glenlivet 1948 (Gordon and MacPhail)
When Gordon and MacPhail recently announced the Speyside Collection I was in awe of the array of stunning old drams that were included in the list, when samples arrived I was even more enthralled.
This 1948 dates the furthest back and at a whopping 62 years old, as it was bottled in 2010, it's pretty well aged, but it doesn't come across overly so, huge sweet gentle waxy fruits, lots of dunnage warehouse and wood notes, but nothing thats overbearing, a fabulous dram, and one i wish i could own, but with a pricetag over £3000 it's out of my league.
Try specialists like Master of Malt or The Whisky Exchange for bottles like this.
Many, many thanks to Gordon & MacPhail for the official sample.
The initial note is sweet dunnage warehouse notes with a hint of smoke, if you can imagine someone vaping some blueberry e-liquid in a dunnage warehouse, sweet and fruity, tangy BBQd pineapple and a waxy thickness, caramel sauce and tobacco leaves
Dunnage warehouse like again with almost a salty saline type note, sweet and juicy again, more BBQ grilled pineapple and a hint of ashy smoke, tangy, delicious, spiced cocoa nighttime drink.
Ongoing tangy sweetness of BBQd pineapple and a dusting of Chinese 5 spice.
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