Tasting Notes / Bottles by Gordon & MacPhail



Rosebank 1991-2009 (Gordon & MacPhail)
Rosebank 1991-2009 (Gordon & MacPhail)

Part of the Jolly Toper Closed Lowland Distilleries tasting that i received the samples from

Smiths Glenlivet 1948 (Gordon and MacPhail)
Smiths Glenlivet 1948 (Gordon and MacPhail)

This 1948 dates the furthest back and at a whopping 62 years old, as it was bottled in 2010, it's pretty well aged, but it doesn't come across overly so,

Smiths Glenlivet 1974 Rare Vintage (Gordon and MacPhail)
Smiths Glenlivet 1974 Rare Vintage (Gordon and MacPhail)

Yet another for me to try from the Gordon and MacPhail Wood Makes the Whisky campaign is this 1974 Vintage Glenlivet which is a seriously exciting thought trying a dram distilled a year before my birth.

Speyburn 1991 Connoisseurs Choice (Gordon and MacPhail)
Speyburn 1991 Connoisseurs Choice (Gordon and MacPhail)

Part of Gordon and MacPhails Wood Makes the Whisky campaign this Speyburn 1991 from the Connoisseurs Choice range.

St Magdalenes 1981 Connoisseurs Choice (Gordon and MacPhail)
St Magdalenes 1981 Connoisseurs Choice (Gordon and MacPhail)

When i was hunting the Whisky Auctions for something interesting and found this set of four miniatures, with this St Magdalenes being an interesting part of.

Strathisla 1953 Speyside Collection (Gordon and MacPhail)
Strathisla 1953 Speyside Collection (Gordon and MacPhail)

This Strathisla 1953 is a delicious dram filled with a mix of sherry cask notes of christmas cake and spices, raspberry and nutella cupcakes and a splash of Soor Plooms, this is complex, tasty and with a finish that goes on for a long time.

Strathisla 1965 Rare Vintage (Gordon and MacPhail)
Strathisla 1965 Rare Vintage (Gordon and MacPhail)

The penultimate dram on this Gordon and MacPhail Rare Vintages Tweet Tasting from The Whisky Wire was this 1965 Strathisla.

Strathisla 1967 Rare Vintage (Gordon and MacPhail)
Strathisla 1967 Rare Vintage (Gordon and MacPhail)

From the Gordon and MacPhail Wood Makes The Whisky campaign comes this Strathisla 1967 from their Rare Vintage series.

Strathisla 2005 Distillery Labels (Gordon  and MacPhail)
Strathisla 2005 Distillery Labels (Gordon and MacPhail)

Strathisla is another of those distilleries that have just not really been on my radar, and i might have missed a few really good drams because of it.

Tomatin 1997 Connoisseurs Choice (Gordon and MacPhail)
Tomatin 1997 Connoisseurs Choice (Gordon and MacPhail)

More from the Gordon and MacPhail Wood Makes the Whisky campaign this time a 1997 Tomatin from the Connoisseurs Choice range this is one I was really looking forward to trying.

Tomatin 2007 Discovery (Gordon and MacPhail)
Tomatin 2007 Discovery (Gordon and MacPhail)

There are a few distilleries that i have a real fond affection for, Tomatin is most definitely one of them, it has a style that works really well for my palate and every dealing i've had in terms of staff with this distillery has been brilliant.

Tormore 1997 Connoisseurs Choice (Gordon and MacPhail)
Tormore 1997 Connoisseurs Choice (Gordon and MacPhail)

Yet another from the Gordon and MacPhail Wood Makes the Whisky campaign is this 1997 Tormore, a distillery I've not spent a huge amount of time with in the past.