Independent bottlings, at cask strength, of Aberfeldy don't come along too often, so i was really excited to see this dram in a set of samples from Gordon and MacPhail.
Part of Gordon and MacPhails Wood Makes the Whisky campaign this Ardmore 1996 from their Distillery Labels series is an interesting choice.
First up on the Gordon and MacPhail Rare Vintages Tweet Tasting from The Whisky Wire was the youngest of the drams, this 1985 Balblair.
Yet another from the Gordon and MacPhail Wood Makes the Whisky campaign is this 1997 Benriach from the connoisseurs choice range, and ex bourbon cask matured so very much up my street.
Another Bunnahabhain from Gordon and MacPhails wood makes the whisky campaign this expression is a 2006 non pleated dram from The MacPhails Collection.
Second helping from the Oran Mor Whisky club was a lovely Gordon & MacPhail Bunnahabhain.
This is a really interesting one, a 2003 vintage Caol Ila which was matured for 9 years or so in ex bourbon then finished for 33 years in a super tuscan Sassicaia cask.
A Gordon and MacPhail cask strength Caol Ila, made up from a few casks making this small batch, is something that i immediately go Yum to and i wasn't wrong.
I'm a huge fan of Gordon and MacPhail as independant bottlers, they tend to pick great spirit and their cask management always appears great, add in great distilleries, like this Clynelish, and you have what should be a winning recipe.
Another interesting Gordon and MacPhail whisky in the form of this Craigellachie 1997 Connoisseurs Choice bottling.
A Single cask Dalmore that hasn't been near a cask (or 6) of some weird Sherry or wine is exactly what I wanted from the Gordon and MacPhail Dalmore 2001 from their Connoisseurs Choice range, and it certainly delivered.
Another interesting Gordon and MacPhail whisky in the form of this Glen Elgin 1998 Connoisseurs Choice (Gordon and MacPhail) bottling.
When Gordon and MacPhail recently announced the Speyside Collection I was in awe of the array of stunning old drams that were included in the list, when samples arrived I was even more enthralled.
This dram, distilled in 1954 and bottled a whopping 51 years later in 2006, is a fine example of the Wood Makes The Whisky campaign that Gordon and MacPhail are currently promoting.
The middle dram on this Gordon and MacPhail Rare Vintages Tweet Tasting from The Whisky Wire was this 1966 Glen Grant.
Another interesting Gordon and MacPhail whisky in the form of this Glen Spey 2004 Connoisseurs Choice bottling.
Another dram from the awesome Gordon and MacPhail Wood Makes the Whisky Campaign, this is the Glenallachie 1999 Connoisseurs Choice bottling.
On a recent post I mentioned a number of distilleries I had yet to review on this blog and Johnnie (@JohnnieStumbler) kindly offered to send me some samples for some of them to try including this Glen
Another from the Gordon and MacPhail Wood Makes the Whisky campaign this is the Glenrothes 8 year old from the MacPhails Collection.
Another interesting Gordon and MacPhail whisky in the form of this Glentauchers 1996 Distillery Labels bottling.