Gordon & MacPhail


21 Years Old (bottled for The Whisky Shop Dufftown)

ABV 48.8%
REVIEWED Issue 138
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Brand: Mannochmore, Gordon & MacPhail, The Whisky Shop, Dufftown
Expression: 21 Years Old (bottled for The Whisky Shop Dufftown)
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 21 years old
Year of bottling: 2016
ABV: 48.8%
Country/Region: Scotland / Speyside
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Bottled by: Gordon & MacPhail
Tasting notes
Taster   Chris Goodrum
Nose: Beautifully mature and initially very straw-like with barley, brittle honey and hints of pure vanilla. Opens up to show a touch of melon and a fair amount of buttery, dusty oak.
Palate: Oaky with vanilla, toffee and butter. Crisp citrus and the alcohol balance. Hints of straw-like barley and honey come through but the toffeed oak is omnipresent.
Finish: The weight of oak grips and bitters, but some sweet malt and barley attempt to counter-balance.
Comment: Spent a long time in the cask as the oak is dominant.
Taster   Joel Harrison
Nose: A slight prickle to this nose which gives off chilli powder, white pepper, liquorice rolls and some lanolin elements. The spirit and the oak are driving this.
Palate: A pretty direct palate that is full of spirit and sweet oak in equal measure. Sweet corn with melted, salted butter.
Finish: Like the palate, simple and direct with some apricot notes.
Comment: All spirit and oak.
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Mannochmore Distillery, Elgin, Moray, Scotland
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