Private Collection 1953 from Strathisla Distillery
Matured in a First fill Sherry butt and distilled on 19th December 1953, our Gordon & MacPhail 1953 from Strathisla Distillery is an exceptionally rare whisky, with a rich contrast of sweet, fruity aromas complemented by a delicious variety of dark fruits on the palate and a delightfully balanced finish, with a hint of oak.
Initially, cascading aromas of dried fruit and rich 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.
Initial mature oak notes open into flavours of autumnal berries: blackberry, blackcurrant, redcurrant, and cranberry. Crystallised ginger develops while traces of dark chocolate add complexity. Aniseed notes remain.
A delightfully balanced fruit and oak finish; nutty notes underscore a subtle but lingering humidor edge.
- Private Collection
- Whisky Vault
- Bottled year
- Monday, 14 January 2019
- Cask Type
- First fill Sherry butt
- 143 Bottles
- Cask Numbers
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