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Gordon and MacPhail Glenlivet 70 year old

I really did get to try a 70 year old Glenlivet, distilled in 1940, at the Victoria Whisky Festival in 2012.   The nose is incredibly sweet and fresh with fresh paint and bubble gum notes I usually associate with young, sweet bourbons.  I could also detect pineapple, like charred pineapple that has been cooked on grill.  The taste is led by the sherry butt notes, and as you might expect for 70 years in a cask... complex. I also got some pineapple in the taste and then the finish was pepper with leather and smoke (in those days the malt for The Glenlivet would have been lightly peated or smoked unlike today).  Not at all woody or oaky. 

Spectacular dram.... I may never taste a whisky that old or complex again and I will forever be grateful to Michael Urquhart of Gordon and MacPhail for pouring it, however at over $20,000 a bottle (a bargain by recent Dalmore release standards... see blog http://www.somanywhiskies.com/blog/item/185-dalmore-1926-goes-on-sale-for-eu-250000-while-whyte-and-mackay-profits-plunge-surely-a-coincidence?) you will never find it on my shelf at home, even if I had the money I would probably spend on other whiskies (note whiskies is plural) and for that reason I can't give it 4 stars, but it still might be one of the best tasting and memorable whiskies I have ever tried.

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  • Country of Origin: Scotland
  • Type: Single Malt
  • In '101 Whiskies to Try Before you Die': No

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