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Gordon & MacPhail 8 year old (distilled at Pulteney), 40%

Price: $45 Issue: Spring 2016 Reviewer: Gavin Smith

Offered in the ‘Distillery Labels' series by Gordon & MacPhail, this expression from Wick's Pulteney distillery hearkens back to the era when Gordon & MacPhail was its principal bottler, and 8 its standard age. Aged in refill bourbon barrels. Soft fruits, dried grass, and faint wood smoke on the nose. Smooth and nutty on the palate, with smoky spice, a sprinkling of salt, and ripe pears. The finish is medium in length, mildly peppered, nutty, and oaky.