STRATHMILL 2002 G&M 46%
Single Malt Whisky, Scotland / Speyside, 70cl, Ref: 51176
Strathmill 2002 is a light Speyside single malt matured in first fill Bourbon barrels and bottled at 46% alcohol by volume.
Connoisseurs Choice is a collection of single malts launched by the independent bottlers Gordon’s & MacPhail in mid-1960. Strathmill Distillery is situated on the southern side of Keith on the banks of the River Isla, away from public view. The distillery previously called Glenlivet was taken over by United Distillers & Vintners and put under major reconstruction in the late 1960's, this helped to produce a lighter spirit ideal for blending.
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- Appearance : pale gold.
- Nose : sweet vanilla, lime cordial, and toasted malt notes combine with hints of ginger and beeswax polish aromas.
- Palate : sweet and creamy initially followed by white pepper on the tongue.
- Overall : apricot and ginger flavours are complemented by hints of lime. Charred oak develops on the finish.
- The brand
This independent bottler is without a doubt one of the most highly acclaimed in Scotland. It stands out, not for its age (though it is the oldest independent bottler in Scotland), but for its complete mastery of cask ageing. Gordon & MacPhail is the only bottler to have its own casks - carefully chosen for the purpose - filled by the distilleries themselves, instead of simply buying the ones suggested to them by the latter. This allows it to determine, in advance and with great precision, exactly how many years a whisky will need to reach ideal maturation.
Of all the existing specialist bottling ranges, Connoisseurs Choice is without doubt the oldest. The label underwent a few changes in the 1980s. Plainer and more restrained, it became two-toned with creams and browns. When segmentation by region of production region was adopted by the whisky industry in the early 1990s, the range changed its identity again. The label now shows a map of the region of Scotland where the malt comes from. To the delight of whisky enthusiasts, the range, which is always evolving, is now bottled at 43% and 46%.
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