Glenlivet / Gordon & MacPhail

Smiths Glenlivet 1974 Rare Vintage (Gordon and MacPhail) Review

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.

Tasting Notes & Details


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

Bottle Details

Bottle Name: Smiths Glenlivet 1974 Rare Vintage (Gordon and MacPhail)
Age: 1974 Vintage
ABV: 43.00
Distiller: Glenlivet
Bottler: Gordon & MacPhail
Type: Single Malt
From: Scotland, Speyside
Posted: 23/02/2016 by Tom

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