Gordon & MacPhail’s Tasting Notes

Posted: September 23, 2011 in Scotch Whisky H-Z, Unspecified Scottish Single Malts

Gordon & MacPhail’s 10 year old 40%

Mortlach aged in Refill Sherry

Tasted: Apr 2013

A juicy orange, tangerine and lightly floral nose. Quite appealing and complex with hints of crunchy barley, bracken, fern and leafy sherry notes. Pleasantly fresh with a touch of earth and liquorice.

The palate opens with some soft barley, light spice and juicy fresh citrus. A little less complex than the nose and relatively straightforward but it’s juicy and chewy with a light, dried fruit sweetness. The oak arrives rather swiftly and does bitter the finish a touch, but value for money wise it’s pretty impressive.

Gordon & MacPhail’s 30 year old 40%

Tasted: Nov 2005

Smooth, remarkably young and spirity nose. The sherryaromasare quite pronounced with hints of marzipan. The palate is like the nose, youthful, yet soft and smooth. Very fruity and piquant middle with spice and marzipan. Good length with a touch of salt in the finish.

Gordon & MacPhail’s 40 year old 40%

Tasted: Nov 2005

A deeper more intense, mellow and complex nose with a touch of vanilla, oloroso sherry, moist fruit cake, dried fruit and spice. The palate is superb. Rich, complex and deep with dried fruit, sherry, hints of white fruit (especially on the middle) and honey. Very long, soft and smooth with hints of coffee on the finish.


Gordon & MacPhails Collection Orkney8 year old 43%

Bourbon/ Tasted: Dec 2015

A nose of gristy barley with some lovely, coastal infused honey. Hints of sweet vanilla oak, fish and gentle peat appear.

The palate is full and barley with plenty of creamy oak and hints of coffee. Quite fresh and coastal on the middle. Long and citric with a lovely salty finish and a smidge of green apple.


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