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.
TOMATIN 2008 Bourbon G&M 43%
Distilled in 2008, this Tomatin has been aged entirely in first-fill ex-bourbon casks, thereby adding smooth flavours of sweet spices, notes of coconut and a hint of toasted bread to its fresh and fruity profile. It is a single malt with a classic style that remains highly popular. A perfect introduction to the impressive whisky collection belonging to the independent bottler Gordon & MacPhail, the Discovery range comes in three main flavour profiles: sherry, bourbon and peated. It is more than enough to delight all whisky lovers.