This Strathisla, distilled in 2006 had been bottled in 2019 by Gordon & MacPhail.
Creamy vanilla custard combines with toffee and dried fruits. Spicy, mounth warming black pepper is complimented by clove and woody undertones. Oily notes come to the fore leading into baked apple and charred oak.
Product of Scotland
Gordon & Macphail independent bottler is without a doubt one of the most highly acclaimed in Scotland. It stands out, not for its age (though it is the oldest independent bottler in Scotland), but for its complete mastery of cask ageing. Gordon & MacPhail is the only bottler to have its own casks - carefully chosen for the purpose - filled by the distilleries themselves, instead of simply buying the ones suggested to them by the latter. This allows it to determine, in advance and with great precision, exactly how many years a whisky will need to reach ideal maturation.