Gordon & MacPhail Discovery


13 Years Old

ABV 43%
REVIEWED Issue 153
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Brand: Tormore, Gordon & MacPhail, Discovery
Expression: 13 Years Old
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 13 years old
ABV: 43%
Country/Region: Scotland / Speyside
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Bottled by: Gordon & MacPhail
Issue 153
Tasting notes
Taster   Rob Allanson
Nose: Really vibrant at first, plenty of fruit going on here. Tinned pineapple and coconut, actually pretty much a liquid fruit salad. Also a sharp tang of grapefruit. Aromas of fresh mown grass and day old cut barley stubble.
Palate: That malt hint turns more to Ovaltine, really creamy with hints of chocolate and fresh vanilla pods. Chewy caramel. A hit of citrus zest as well. Then you get fruity notes.
Finish: Vibrant and long, with plenty of fruit and oak notes.
Comment: A delightful Speysider, just right for the summer months.
Taster   Sam Coyne
Nose: Tropical fruits, namely grilled pineapple, a little pink-grapefruit juice, fresh lime and mown lawns.
Palate: Those notes continue – mango and apricots, a little vanilla yogurt. Some desiccated coconut and apple pies. Brought to life a little bit by more of the citrus. There’s a real lightness of touch to this.
Finish: Lingers with you. The grass from the nose returns and tones down some of the fruit.
Comment: The lightness in this one is really quite special. There’s an abundance of flavour, but all treated with respect.
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Tormore Distillery, Advie, Grantown-on-Spey, Moray, Scotland
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