Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Bottled by: Gordon & MacPhail 70cl / 47.9%
Gordon & MacPhail's ancient stocks of long-lost single malt whiskies are legendary, and in many cases - perhaps even most- they have older casks than those held by the distillery owners themselves.
That's why it's a good idea to pay close attention when G&M get their fancy packaging out, because it usually means just one thing - another earth-shattering long-aged dram is about to drop.
So it proves, with this 1975 Convalmore bottled in 2020 for Gordon & MacPhail's Private Collection. Convalmore was shuttered in 1985, and the oldest official bottling we know of was a very well-received 36-year-old Convalmore 1977 vintage bottled for Diageo's Special Releases back in 2013.
Gordon & MacPhail have prior form for Convalmore 1975, with a couple of excellent Rare Old editions appearing in 2008 and 2013. This Private Collection 45-year-old Convalmore 1975 comes from a single refill American hogshead bottled at its natural cask strength of 47.9%, and will no doubt raise the bar even further.
Gordon & MacPhail
|Cask Type||Refill American Hogshead
Citrus aromas; lemon and lime complement sweet desiccated coconut. White chocolate notes develop alongside soft dark honey and nougat.
Sweet honeycomb flavours combine with soft apple crumble. Vibrant fruity pears and peaches give way to mature oak.
A medium and sweet finish with lingering toasted hazelnuts.