Origin: Speyside (Scotland)
Type: Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Ageing casks: N/A
Additional colouring: N/A
Property: Speymalt Whisky Distributors Ltd.
Average price: € 350.00
Official Website: www.gordonandmacphail.com
Every now and then I come across bottlings from some time ago, samples of bottles that are very difficult to find or whose prices are not exactly affordable.
If they come from distilleries that I really appreciate, like Cragganmore, I consider it a real blessing!
Satisfying the curiosity to try whiskies from the past is always a small privilege…
Unfortunately, I haven’t been able to find any information on ageing, barrels used and filtration. If you are more knowledgeable, please let me know so that I can integrate the article.
Light amber in the glass.
The aroma on the nose is warm and spicy, of marzipan, star anise, baked cream, macaroons. Balanced and soft. With time, the profile becomes markedly sweeter, like a freshly baked cake, very tasty.
The palate starts off gentle, polite, almost shy, but then opens up to a profile that is always sweet and welcoming, with a vinous vein. Ripe apricot, short pastry, almonds, a drop of aniseed, wood wax. It grows silky and insinuates itself into the senses, like a delicate yet decisive lover.
The finish is long and soft, of macaroons, cream and wood.
I would say that the adjective sensual is perfectly suited to this whisky, which accompanies you in a crescendo of soft seduction finding you enraptured almost without realising it. Truly excellent.