A 23 year old expression from Gordon and MacPhail, this was distilled at the now silent Convalmore distillery in 1984 and matured in refill sherry hogsheads before bottling in July of 2008.
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The nose is quite soft and light. There is a well balanced sweetness with juicy fruits and dried peels. Raisin notes rise with a touch of winter spice and malmsey. Some buttery vanilla fudge notes emerge with a beautiful cereal character. The palate is of medium-body with a toasted barley character. A gentle sherry note develops with chewy sultanas and vanilla spice, there is a superb creaminess with caramel and gristy notes with a touch of greenness. The finish is of good length with a lovely sweetness.
Hard to find, but worth it"
I like to travel Scotland and a real find is to come across a whisky bar with up to 200 malts. Now I wouldn't say I have tried them all but I did my fair share. This whisky was simply one of the tastiest. So smooth, fruity, sweet but not overpoweringly so, and what I can only think of as Rhubarb custards sweets. Creamy and delicious with no burn and a very pleasant finish. I went out and bought a bottle the next day!
30th June 2012