In a nutshell:
A 15 Year Old Speyside Single Malt distilled at the Linkwood Distillery. This expression has been aged in ex-Sherry casks and bottled by independent bottlers Gordon & Macphail.The lowdown:
This expression has been aged in ex-Sherry casks and bottled by independent bottlers Gordon & Macphail.
This is their tasting note: The nose is fruity and fresh with dry Sherry, ripe strawberry, and raspberry aromas highlighted by a light lemon-citrus edge. Tangy orange marmalade develops and combines with warm cinnamon and toffee. The taste is initially intensely sweet; mellowing with time and the gentle and warming spice flavours of cinnamon and clove. Creamy white chocolate develops and entwines with a juicy tangerine edge. The finish is medium and rounded with fresh herbal tones and a slightly drying cocoa powder edge.
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.