Gordon & MacPhail Glenlivet 1943

Den uafhængige aftapper Gordon & MacPhail har nu frigivet en Glenlivet fra 1943. Få destillerier producerede whisky under anden verdenskrig. Glenlivet var en af disse, hvor der blev produceret, men kun i begrænset omfang.

14. januar 1943, blev Cask 121 (first fill sherry hogshead) fyldt med new-make og transporteret ind i deres warehouse hos Glenlivet.

I 1967 efter 24 år, blev Cask 121 flyttet til Gordon & MacPhail’s warehouses i Elgin. Efter yderligere 46 år blev fadet udvalgt af Stephen Rankin, barnebarn til John Urquhart og herefter aftappet 11. juni 2013.


"The meandering River Spey provides a unique closure to the handcrafted wooden box. Hand blown and bespoke, the decanter’s base and stopper are adorned with gold engravings of the land contours surrounding the Glenlivet Distillery."


Fad type:
First fill Sherry hogshead; Cask 121

Destilations dato:
14. januar 1943

Alder:
70 år
Aftappet:
11. juni 2013

Aftal flasker:
42

Aftappet ved 49,1%

Noter (Gordon & MacPhail):
This dram conjures up an image of luxurious comfy leather armchairs: rich, warming, and so approachable. The nose is subtle and encourages a further plunge into a concoction of coffee, milk chocolate, wood spices and burnt orange. Heavy and sweet initially, a beautiful perfume, and then, deep rich notes emerge, changing the tone of the conversation completely.

PALATE
It is a beautiful experience tasting wonderfully old whiskies; the initial taste, the mouthfeel, is incredible. This dram delivers everything I expect and more. Its full-bodied viscous texture coats the mouth. The feeling is luxurious, the depth of flavours, stunning! The chocolate aromas have manifested a bitter edge entwined with the wood spices and charred notes. The sweet notes – perfectly balanced treacle and burnt caramel – mingle with a subtle orange essence that is almost, but not quite, overpowered by rich Sherry notes. A slight drying nuttiness through the mid and back of the palate adds a final layer to this beautiful melody of flavour.

FINISH
Long and lingering, with subtle coffee, burnt caramel, Sherry, and stewed fruit melded in harmony with a soft, drying, nutty bitterness.

WITH WATER
The merest droplet opens this capsule of time to deliver a flash of citrus. It has softened; the water has opened the gate for more wood flavours to come through. The dark caramels, coffee, and Sherry still dance on the palate.

Kilde: Gordon & MacPhail

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