An exceptional single malt. This Speyside went into a refill American hogshead cask for maturation at the Linkwood distillery on the 12th September 1980 and was bottled for the Private Collection series from Gordon & MacPhail on the 6th October 2020. This series celebrates deluxe whiskies from both celebrated, little-known, and closed distilleries. It comes at a natural cask strength 59.1% abv, and you can rest assured that it is free from chill filtration and artificial colouring. Only 193 bottles have been made.
Arriving in a splendid oak presentation case, this is one that can take pride and place in any collection. It has notes of rich vanilla, fresh autumnal apple, and polished leather. On the palate lies flavours of orange marmalade, passionfruit, hints of chilli spice and aniseed. The finish is medium-bodied but long and luxurious, with lingering notes of toasted oak and grapefruit. Truly decadent.