In a nutshell:
A honeyed and fruity Highland single malt matured in ex-bourbon casks.The lowdown:
This 12 Year Old Highland Single Malt from the Balblair distillery in the Northern Highlands has been aged in ex-Bourbon casks. It has ripe, fruity aromas with underlying citrus hints lead onto a balanced palate with crisp green apple flavours accompanied by salted dark chocolate and hints of peaches and cream. Light and pleasantly warming at the finish it's a good example of the distillery's trademark character.
Gordon & Macphail
are among the best known independent bottlers of Scotch Whisky and certainly very well regarded for the quality of their products. Independent bottlers are companies who purchase casks of whisky directly from distilleries and further age and bottle them under their own label for re-sale. Now quite a long standing practice in the Scotch Whisky industry it provides an interesting niche market and often brings to the market single malts from distilleries whose Scotches mainly go towards blends and are seldom otherwise seen.