In a nutshell:
A Gordon & Macphail independent bottling from the highland distillery, Tomatin.The lowdown:
Aged since 2007 until bottling in Bourbon casks the graceful pale gold colour is a good pointer of the delicate aromas awaiting. Elderflower and apple blossom fragances lead onto banana, peach and rich honeyed flavours with a trace of creamy vanilla. The pleasantly persistent finish has a soft citrus tinge.
A light, elegant and approachable single malt.
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.