Gordon & MacPhail - Connoisseurs Choice - Glenallachie - 1999/2015

From Gordon & MacPhail in the #WoodMTW campaign a sample was send over from their Connoisseurs Choice range. Distilled at the Glenallachie distillery in 1999, matured in a refill bourbon barrel and bottled on 23/01/2015 at 46%.

On the nose I find soft and fruity tones with honeycomb, powdered sugar, vanilla creme, malt, raspberry, honey, blossom, fruitcake, coconut shavings, fruitcake and lemon.

The palate is much the same as the nose at first and feels quite balanced. Rich fruit cake, dried apricots, sultana, liquorish wood and oranges. Then a thick almost green herbal layer follows of rosemary, thyme and laurel between all the vanilla cake sweetness.

A medium length finish with some dryness like red apple skin. Scoring it an 7,5/10, an interesting dram for sure, need to taste more of this distillery but for a first meeting it was not unpleasant... Thanks for sharing it Gordon & MacPhail!

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