Gordon and Macphail, Private Collection Strathisla 1953 43.5%
Gordon and MacPhail the PRIVATE COLLECTION
Greatly-aged single malts from celebrated, little-known, or closed distilleries specially selected by members of the Urquhart family – owners of Gordon & MacPhail.
A single cask, Gordon and MacPhail Private collection, Strathisla 1953.
Distilled on Saturday, 19th of December 1953.
Filled in to Cask 1613 - First Fill Sherry Butt.
Bottled Monday, 14th of January 2019
Aged 65 Years.
One of only 143 bottles.
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- Region: Speyside
- Distillery: Strathisla
- Age/Name: 65 years old
- Size: 70cl
- Strength: 43% ABV
- Bottled By: G&M
- Chill-Filtered: no
Nose: Initally, cascading aromas of dried sherry. Hints of wood polish and candied fruit combine with an intense note of orange oil. Baking spices - clove, nutmeg, allspice - combine before revealing a subtle menthol edge.
Palate: Initial mature oak notes open into flavours of autumnal berries: Blackberry, Blackcurrant, Redcurrant, and Cranberry. Crystallized ginger develops while traces of dark chocolate add complexity. Aniseed notes remain.
Finish: Refined and lingering. Hints of aged leather with a gentle nutty edge slowly fade to mature oak nuances.