Gordon & MacPhail Secret Stills 1.2

Country: Scotland
Region: Highlands
Type: Single Malt
Bottler: Gordon & MacPhail
ABV: 45%
Score: 92 points

Gordon & MacPhail Secret Stills 1.2. Photo ©2015 by Mark Gillespie.This Gordon & MacPhail bottling comes from an undisclosed distillery on the Isle of Skye (you don’t have to work too hard to figure this one out), and was distilled in 1986, matured in first-fill Sherry butts for 21 years and bottled in 2007.

The nose has good driftwood smoke, black cherries, fig cookies, and a nice maltiness with touches of briny wet sand, honey, oak, and a subtle touch of dried fruits. The taste is smoky and peaty with cherry pie, caramel candy, honey, figs, dates, brown sugar, and a touch of sultanas. The finish has a long, lingering smokiness with honey and a subtle touch of dried fruits. Excellent! (February, 2015)

Mark Gillespie

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