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Gordon & MacPhail Distillery Labels 10 year old (distilled at Scapa), 43%

Price: $65 Issue: Summer 2017 Reviewer: Gavin Smith

This expression from Scapa in Orkney was distilled in 2001 and matured in first-fill bourbon barrels. Tropical fruit and butterscotch on the sweet, light nose, with very slight smokiness on the early palate, along with spicy, milky cocoa, hazelnuts, and more tropical fruit. The finish is medium in length, with a hint of char. An easy-drinking, nicely balanced dram at a good price.