Gordon & MacPhail Strathisla 1965

Country: Scotland
Region: Speyside
Type: Single Malt
Bottler: Gordon & MacPhail
ABV: 43%
Score: 95 points

Gordon &MacPhail Strathisla 1965 Single Malt. Photo ©2017, Mark Gillespie/CaskStrength Media.This vintage malt was matured in a first-fill Sherry cask for 48 years before it was bottled in 2014, and the nose is just what one would expect: bold, dark, and complex, with bitter dark chocolate, cocoa beans, anise, and hints of dried fruits and dark honey. The taste is focused, dry, and tannic with a good oakiness and notes of black tea, clove, and a hint of cinnamon at first followed by toffee and brown sugar in the background. The finish is long, dry, and oaky, but remains complex with subtle spices and a hint of fruitiness. Excellent! (October, 2017) 

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