Another knockout edition in the Private Collection series. This is a 43-year-old Speyside single malt, laid to rest at the Mortlach Distillery in February 1978 and bottled by Gordon & Macphail. This expression was matured in a refill American hogshead cask and arrives with a very small yield of only 96 bottles, presented at 50.4% abv.
Poached pears, roasted hazelnuts, violets, and dried banana arrive on the nose. Rich tropical fruits combine with aniseed, milk chocolate, orange segments, mature oak, and milk chocolate. The medium bodied finish weaves together notes of toasted almonds and red apples in a knockout finale.