Insider knowledge: MacPhail's 1945 whisky is named whisky by virtue of the fact it's from Scotland. If distilled in America the spelling would be MacPhail's 1945 whiskey, as opposed to whisky.
Nose: Plenty of fruit, of the rich, stewed variety. Sultana, fruit juice, hints of smoke, walnut, fig.
Palate: Spicy and rich, tingling on the palate, lots of puckering bittersweet sherry.
Finish: Fruity and long, full of flavour.