MacPhail's 50 (1938)
Added on Monday, May 18, 2009 at 07:53 PM
  Bottler: Gordon & MacPhail
  Age: 50 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: 1938 Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 40.00 % Region: N/A
  Price: $2600 Availability: Collectors Only
Member Ratings and Notes
Nose hits me with a lot of middle-eastern-food aromas, and lentil soup in particular. Tea, grapes, shawarma, falafel... wow, what's the palate gonna be like? Well, I'll tell you in two words: HOLY SH*T. Everything the nose promised, tea-like-sherry woven moderately throughout, amazingly sweet for the age -- in fact, it doesn't seem tarnished by excessive oak at all -- and very well-balanced. What distillery is actually in the bottle?  I don't care, just somebody please buy me one of these. 
A lighter flavor that the 1937 version.  Perhaps toning down the comments on the 1937 covers this malt.  It brings Irish Spring soap to mind, and not just because it will leave your wallet "clean as a whistle"

I should add:  Damn good!  
N: Whiffs of cocoa, exotic spice.
P: Rich figgy sherry dominates initially but fades more quickly than the 1937 version and spicy wood begins to dominate.
F: Lush, sweet, and ethereal in it's dryness and subtle notes. Slightly bitter.
I found this one to be borderline over-oaked but still hugely enjoyable. B+/A- 
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