In a nutshell:
A 2018 bottling by Gordon & Macphail of a sherry cask aged Highland single malt.The lowdown:
This has a rich dark colour from the sherry casks and the distinctive aromas lead onto to smooth and creamy flavours includind stewed plum and orange marmalade with notes of bitter chocolate and figs. The finish is long and lingering with a candied peel and charred oak emphasis.
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.