Gordon & MacPhail Private Collection

Imperial

1990, Cognac Finish

ABV 40%
REVIEWED Issue 15
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Specifications
Brand: Imperial, Private Collection, Gordon & MacPhail
Expression: 1990, Cognac Finish
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: No Age Statement
ABV: 40%
Country/Region: Scotland / Speyside
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Bottled by: Gordon & MacPhail
Tasting notes
Taster   Jim Murray
Nose: Malty and elegant. Rather simple and one-dimensional, but delightfully so.
Palate: Beautifully complex from the very start with delightful interplay between varying layers of malt and oak. Quite oaty and mealy.
Finish: Remains charmingly bittersweet with very soft vanilla.
Comment: Don't bother looking for cognac - you won't find it, just a delightful imperial.
9.0
Taster   Michael Jackson
Nose: Raisons and lemon peel. Possibly a hint of lime.
Palate: Creamy, nutty. Vanilla pod.
Finish: A faint suggestion of violets, then a crisp farewell. Perhaps both hint at the influence of cognac?
Comment: Cognac finishes seem to have achieved results that are, at best, mixed. In this instance, the contribution is less than obvious.
7.3
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