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Gordon & MacPhail Rare Vintage Smith's, Glenlivet 1974 Tasting notes and reviews

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Gordon & MacPhail Rare Vintage Smith's, Glenlivet 1974

Brand
Gordon & MacPhail
Expression
Rare Vintage Smith's, Glenlivet 1974
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Abv
40.00%
Vintage
1974
Produced at
Gordon & MacPhail ~ Glenlivet Distillery
Region
Speyside
Website
www.gordonandmacphail.com
Availability
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Gavin Smith

72
Nose
Spice and old leather sofas, caramel. Water releases more expansive floral and marzipan notes.
Palate
More spice, fudge, dry sherry, then peppery old oak.
Finish
Shorter than one might hope, quite flat, dry oak.
Comment
Somewhat lifeless and one-dimensional. Not the best old Glenlivet I've tasted.

Dave Broom

90
Nose
Gentle and slow to open. Rich tea biscuits, Madeira, nuts, peach juice, apple core, flowers and dried peels. A light oiliness. Complex and balanced.
Palate
Restrained, with sweet honeyed notes. Great width on the palate, lovely soft feel. Water shatters it.
Finish
Long, aromatic.
Comment
A fantastic old Speyside which hits a perfect balance between cask and spirit.
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