MacPhail's 50 (1937)
Added on Monday, May 18, 2009 at 07:36 PM
  Bottler: Gordon & MacPhail
  Age: 50 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: 1937 Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 40.00 % Region: N/A
  Price: N/A Availability: Collectors Only
Member Ratings and Notes
Very different from the 1938.  Nose of wet dog, more sherry than the 1938.  Spices and tea (Earl Grey and some kind of breakfast blend), and though there's a tea-like quality to the 1938, this one has it much stronger.  An immensely-enjoyable, immensely-drinkable, elusively complex delight. 
All I want for Christmas is this!  Potpouri and evergreen on the nose.  Hot cinnamon, candy, and oak on the palate.  Magnificent!

Fits in stockings too (hint hint) 
N: Big old oak, ranico, organic notes, soy sauce, wet dog, banana bread. Sick!
P: Delicious, strong woody notes are well balanced with rich sherry. Lots of little notes of dessert sauces, chocolate, berries.
F: Confection-like sweetness continues to balance the dryer oak notes.
As with many of these super-old whiskies, the oak factor comes strongly into play, but in this case it works in favor rather than against. 
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