Gordon & MacPhail is custodian to some of the finest and rarest single malts. The company has been bottling whisky since the late 19th Century and today no less than 300 expressions are released annually under the G&M logo.
Speymalt is a result of over 100 years long fruitful collaboration between the famous distillery and equally famous bottler, in fact it is a separate range in Gordon & MacPhail portfolio. It is hard to guess how many casks of Macallan whisky are stored in G&M warehouses but according to the company statement as of spring 2018 Speymalt from Macallan Distillery will be bottled occasionally. Here we have the 2013 release comprising whisky distilled in 1980 and aged in ex-sherry casks.
Nose: distinctive sherry notes, figs, prunes, cherries, allspice, cinnamon, nutmeg, bunch of garden herbs, dark chocolate, leather and toasted oak.
Palate: fruity and herbal, prunes, apricots, oranges, dark chocolate, honey, nutmeg, allspice, hints of candied ginger and well-integrated oak.
Finish: pretty long, with notes of dried fruit, bitter orange marmalade, herbal spices, bitter chocolate, hints of tobacco and oak.