Glen Avon 1953 G&M
A single malt from an unnamed distillery, bottled under Gordon and MacPhail's Glen Avon label. Distilled in 1953, this was matured in first fill sherry hogsheads. The result is a full bodied, fruity whisky.
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The nose is quite rich and full. There are some beautiful marmalade notes with juicy orange and zest, a touch of cut herbs and a dry hay note. There is a lovely fresh green note despite the age. The palate is full-bodied with a lovely richness. There are notes of gentle peat, a touch of smoke hanging over lush stone fruits and Madeira. The finish is long and well-balanced with a hint of peat and a lovely sweetness.
Smooth as silk w/ a gentle touch of peat.
Had special occasion to open this lovely '53 Glen Avon which I;ve had for 25 years. What a lovely tot indeed! Silky Smooth with a fingerprint of peat.
7th May 2010