Private Collection 1978 from Glen Grant Distillery
The Gordon & MacPhail 1978 from Glen Grant Distillery has been matured in a refill American hogshead cask, giving it flavours of poached pear and spicy ginger on the palate, with a hint of mature oak on the finish.
Sweet honeyed aromas initially; caramelised apple and pear follow in close succession. Soft menthol notes emerge and unfold into fragrant autumnal notes of dried meadow hay and beeswax polished oak.
Smooth and creamy; poached pear flavours infuse with toasted oak and drops of spicy ginger. Notes of sweet dried tobacco develop and combine with aged leather. Underlying hints of lime zest add a freshness.
Medium in length; warming pepper balances mature oak whilst fresh citrus highlights endure.