Private Collection 1954 from Glenlivet Distillery
The versatility of this spirit allows it to mature majestically in both Sherry and bourbon casks. It’s also an excellent candidate for long-term maturation as seen in our Gordon & MacPhail 1954 from Glenlivet Distillery. Matured for 64 years in one of our carefully selected refill Sherry butts, this exceptional whisky delicately balances the sweetness of golden syrup, stewed fruit, and dark chocolate with spicy black peppercorn, with a hint of mature oak on the finish.
Initially sweet with hints of brown sugar and toffee apple; light herbal aromas evolve into hard candy notes. Traces of cinnamon and aniseed add depth whilst thick fruit jam, lemon curd, and vanilla undertones linger. Aromatic fresh-roasted coffee beans balance orange zest.
Silky, smooth, and mouth coating; thick golden syrup mingles with stewed fruit and rum and raisin. Touches of dark chocolate complement the delicate Sherry flavours. Sweet brown sugar remains whilst hints of walnut add a slightly drying aspect.
A refined and humble dram with a black peppercorn and lingering mature oak finish.