In a nutshell:
A creamy and delicately sherried Speyside single malt matured in sherry casks.The lowdown:
The Speymalt range comprises independent bottlings from Gordon & Macphail who have built up longstanding relationships with many distilleries and mature new-make spirit in their own way in their own casks to make interestingly distinctive single malt expressions. Distilled in 2005 and matured in sherry casks prior to bottling in 2019 this expression from Speyside's Macallan distillery clearly shows the rich notes of the sherry which sit well alongside sweet toffee notes, orange peel and ripe banana flavours. At the finish it's all creamy milk chocolate with just a hint of spicy black pepper. Highly delicious while staying true to the Macallan style.
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.