Insider knowledge: Macallan 1970 - Speymalt (Gordon & MacPhail) whisky is named whisky by virtue of the fact it's from Scotland. If distilled in America the spelling would be Macallan 1970 - Speymalt (Gordon & MacPhail) whiskey, as opposed to whisky.
Nose: Sherried sweetness from the outset, with notes of spiced rum and a smattering of marzipan.
Palate: Hot Christmas cake, bursting with delicious, warming spices.
Finish: Long and lasting.
Overall: Brilliance liquefied.