Glenrothes / Gordon & MacPhail

Glenrothes 8yr MacPhails Collection (Gordon and MacPhail) Review

Glenrothes 8yr MacPhails Collection (Gordon and MacPhail) Another from the Gordon and MacPhail Wood Makes the Whisky campaign this is the Glenrothes 8 year old from the MacPhails Collection.

I'm quite a fan of Glenrothes and although I've had a few from independent bottlers they have mainly been from the The Scotch Malt Whisky Society and one from Wemyss Malts so it's nice to try one from another household name.

That hint of popcorn on the nose and palate show youth but I really enjoy how it mixes with a caramel toffee note here and the added Apple and rich fruits notes work well.

For a bottle costing slightly under £30 this is a brilliantly drinkable dram and great value for money.

Thanks to Gordon and MacPhail for the official sample.

Tasting Notes & Details


There's caramel coated popcorn and quality street toffee pennies, soggy dipped in milky tea rich tea biscuits and light citrus notes with bitter Bramley Apple slices stewed with Demerara sugar and hints of prune juice.


Quite spirity with paint emulsion, rich tea biscuits and toasted pancakes, raisins and prunes, apple slices coming through too and salted caramel popcorn


Salted caramel popcorn and rich tea biscuits

Bottle Details

Bottle Name: Glenrothes 8yr MacPhails Collection (Gordon and MacPhail)
Age: 8
ABV: 43.00
Distiller: Glenrothes
Bottler: Gordon & MacPhail
Type: Single Malt
From: Scotland, Speyside
Posted: 17/02/2016 by Tom

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