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Gordon & MacPhail Connoisseurs Choice Glenesk 1984 (20 year old) 43%

Bourbon/ Dist: 1984 Btl: 2004/ Tasted: Sept 2007

Crisp apples, pear and mature honey magically combine along with leafy mint and sweet, succulent orange fruit. Lovely depth, quiet aromatic and very complex with late sweet creamy oak. A perfect nose!

The palate is crisp and mouth filling with lovely mature, light honey, citrus orange fruits all wrapped in a delightful seductive, creamy oak shell. Delightful and harmonious with a touch of spice. Long and endlessly fruity with a lovely minty, leafy aftertaste.


Duncan Taylor Rare Auld Glenesk 1981 (26 year old) 54.3%

Sherry Cask 932/ Dist: Feb 1981 Btl: Sept 2007/ Tasted: Oct 2007

A slightly vegetal sherry cask dominated nose with some pleasant spicy moments. The palate is again a bit on the vegetal side, and one would describe it as a subdued sherry monster! Once past all the veggieness there is a pleasant depth with coffee and chocolate notes. A tart, alcoholic finish with an earthy/ dunnage floors finish