A 15 year old from the Mannochmore distillery, distilled in 1990, matured in refill sherry hogsheads and bottled for Gordon and MacPhail's Connoisseur's Choice range.
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The nose is quite light and sweet. There are notes of muscavado sugar with golden syrup, hints of toasty oak with winter spice and barley sugars. Manuka honey and cereal notes develop. The palate is of medium-body with a thickness. There are notes of malty barley and sherried fruits. There are notes of chewy sultanas and peels, hints of wood smoke and hops. The finish is long and hoppy.
Mr. Smith (New York City)
This scotch is surprisingly smooth for a slightly overproof whisky. Initial notes of caramel and barley, woody and slight bit peaty. Later notes of smoke and charred wood? Very similar in flavor to Cragganmore 12yr. most likely because of the proximity of the distilleries. This was a pleasant change considering the rarity of me finding it being in New York, and the scotch having such limited production. I was delighted to pick this bottle up, and interested in tasting others from Gordon and MacPhail.
11th April 2010