Gordon & MacPhail are one of the biggest and oldest independent bottlers in Scotland, and have been a family run business since 1895. They source the best barrels on the market to age the spirit from various distilleries, and all of their offerings are of tremendous quality, never chill-filtered and no caramel color added. They are also owners of the Benromach distillery – the smallest distillery in Speyside, but one that is famous for producing one of the best artisan single malt Scotch whiskys.
This bottling of Linkwood 15yr is one of the very few opportunities to taste Linkwood as a single malt, as the majority of the spirit is used for blended Scotch. It has been matured for 15 years in first fill and refill sherry casks, non chill filtered, and with no caramel color added, as all of the malts produced by G&M, and bottled at 43% alc/vol.
NOSE: Fruity fragrance, smoky hints.
PALATE: Becoming sweet, classic Speyside.
FFINISH: Long, hints of ground pepper, sweetness.