Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Bottled by: Gordon & MacPhail 70cl / 46%
Over the decades of their pre-eminence as Scotland's most comprehensive independent bottler, Gordon & MacPhail have built unrivalled relationships with certain key distilleries, to the point that Gordon & MacPhail were the early de facto official bottlers for distilleries like Glen Grant, Strathisla and Longmorn before those distilleries had a proper range of official bottlings.
The Gordon & MacPhail Distillery Labels range celebrates these historical relationships, with facsimile labels from the legendary bottlings of the past. The great news is that this range is now bottled at 46%, giving extra depth and character to the whiskies.
This Longmorn 2005 bottled in 2020 is a case in point, with complex fruit, patisserie and spice notes from 14-15 years in the casks and pleasant oomph from the perfect sipping strength.
Gordon & MacPhail
Nose: Sweet baked apple, rich orange zest and bright autumnal spice aromas.
Palate: Stewed berry flavours infuse with cracked black pepper with a hint of dark chocolate.
Finish: Medium with subtle charred oak.