Gordon & MacPhail


25 Years Old Refill (bottled for The Whisky Shop Dufftown)

ABV 56.4%
REVIEWED Issue 144
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Brand: Glentauchers, Gordon & MacPhail, The Whisky Shop, Dufftown
Expression: 25 Years Old Refill (bottled for The Whisky Shop Dufftown)
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 25 years old
Year of bottling: 2016
ABV: 56.4%
Country/Region: Scotland / Speyside
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Bottled by: Gordon & MacPhail
Tasting notes
Taster   Laura Foster
Nose: Big, fruity, with a green and floral undertone. Tinned peaches, fresh sheets and lilies, not to mention wood varnish, acetone and nutmeg.
Palate: Warming, with a plasticky mouthfeel – water makes this silky. Big, with fleshy stone fruit before a bitterness comes in akin to sucking on a nectarine pit. Charred orange peel, cinnamon and dried chilli flakes in the back.
Finish: Charred bitter citrus pith and warming chilli spice linger on.
Comment: Not a whisky that sits on the fence. Powerful, fruity, and pretty great.
Taster   Mark Newton
Nose: Metallic at first, slightly solventy. Fades to release toffee apple. Caramel and limes. Cashew nuts. Barley sugar with candied fruits. Grapefruits and mango fruitiness.
Palate: Dried apricots and mixed peel. Lemon curd or lemon jam tarts perhaps. The sweetness fades to leave biscuits and a cereal quality. Water keeps the fruits clinging on.
Finish: Citrus, apricots and brine linger, but it ends up rather dull compared to the rest.
Comment: The passion peters out. Still very nice, but think what could have been…
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Glentauchers Distillery, Mulben, Keith, Banffshire , Speyside, Scotland
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