Back in the 1970s Gordon & MacPhail introduced “Pride of the Regions” range featuring four expressions – Pride of Islay, Pride of Orkney, Pride of Strathspey and Pride of the Lowlands.
The series represented the art of vatting and was based on balanced blend of malts from the given regions and bottled at 12 years old and 40% abv. It was said that Pride of Strathspey 12 years old contained malt from Dalwhinnie distillery, which was formerly called Strathspey. The Pride of the Regions range was discontinued at the turn of the Century.
Nose: floral with distinctive sherry notes, apple blossom, lavender, vanilla, milk chocolate, honey, oranges, apple pie sprinkled with cinnamon and touch of peat.
Palate: smooth, breakfast cereals, honey, vanilla, raisins, almond croissants, oranges, plums, dash of cinnamon and touch of sherried oak.
Finish: medium long, malty, with notes of honey, vanilla, orange peel, white pepper and hints of peat.