A ripe, juicy, thickly sherried whisky. This is a great 50 year old dram from Gordon and MacPhail. It was matured in refill sherry casks, which allowed the distillery character to shine through.
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The nose is full and complex. There is a refined sweetness with notes of cut hay and wood oil, a green note with sultanas and dried peels and a little smoke and buttery, gooey toffee. The palate is rich and full. There are notes of sultanas and dry winter spice, there is a hint of mocchaccino and an earthern root note with a cigar box sweetness. The finish is of good length with a hint of peat and a dried fruit note.
The best scotch you'll ever drink.
the price seems about right!
31st October 2011