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Featured on Day 16 in our Kensington Wine Market Whisky Advent Calendar, this Gordon Macphail Distillery Label bottling is exclusive to KWM in Canada. Matured in First Fill Sherry Butts and Hogsheads. Bottled at 40%.
Andrew's Tasting Note
Nose: decadent, honeyed with dried apricots and diced candied fruits (before mixing into Christmas cake); buttery with bright pineapple, creme brule and clotted cream on crumbly scones; big notes of candied orange and lemon drops.
Palate: big, creamy, leathery and fruity with layers of spice; still decadent: powdered sugar; more dried apricots and diced candied fruits; Glosset Raisins, cooked pineapple and more creme brule; clotted cream on moist but crumbly scones; nuttier than expected with some darker edges; citrus is still there but just an accent.
Finish: medium short, but very pleasant; the creaminess clings to the palate as the decadent sugars and fruits fade.
Comment: this is a lovely, layered and inexpensive single malt. The closest thing you will find to an official bottling in Canada.
About Glenburgie (Courtesy Gordon Macphail): "In partnership with each respective distillery, all whiskies in our 'Distillery Labels' range are uniquely labeled. In years gone by many of these unique designs were used 'officially' to bottle the whisky under license from the distillery. Today these trusted relationships with distillers enables Gordon & Macphail to bottle whiskies at various ages, strengths and vintages - all with their unique distillery label."
About Gordon Macphail Distillery Labels: "Set close to the A96, near the village of Alves, lies Glenburgie Distillery which looks over the Moray Firth. The distillery was originally called Kilnflat, although in 1878 after a period of disuse, it was renamed Glenburgie. Nearby is Burgie Castle, which dates back to the 16th century. For a short while Glenburgie also produced another single malt, Glencraig. This was produced using Lomond stills and is available in our Rare Old range."
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