Dram Review: Gordon & MacPhail Connoisseurs Choice Craigellachie 12 Years Old Distilled 1971

[40%・12 Years Old・Distilled in 1971・Gordon & MacPhail Bottling・Limited Release]

Nose:

For a 40% the nose is exceptionally beautiful, there is this certain voluminous creaminess that is silkily mesmerising. The sweetness is right on point, gliding through gracefully without daring too heavy. The oak merges so well with the crisp fruits as hint of ginger flower delicately drifts across.

Palate & Finish:

Gorgeously sweet, moist ginger infused raisin bread atop a creamy foundation, however the soft and gooey honeycomb swiftly transitions to a flat malty note.

Thoughts:

Perhaps one of the loveliest noses I have come across from a 40% whisky, truly captivating but unfortunately the lack of finishing really renders the experience incomplete, a shame for such a beautiful dram.

☆ [Recommended]

Nicholas