Review of Gordon &
MacPhail Connoisseur’s Choice Arran 2006 by Murray Cohen.
Gordon & MacPhail Connoisseurs Choice
Arran 2006 was matured in 1st Fill Bourbon Barrels and bottled
in 2014 at 46% ABV.
The Gordon & MacPhail ‘Connoisseurs Choice’ range
was launched in the mid-1960s’. Until this time,
many of the whiskies the range featured would not
have been available as single malt. Today,
Connoisseurs Choice retains this exclusive nature
with a range of rare and sought after single malts
from distilleries throughout Scotland including this
Clynelish 2000 Speyside single malt whisky.
Murray Cohen's Tasting Notes:
Fruity sweet; here we have a citrus bouquet with a
pineapple garland, banana cream, candied fruit
especially apricots and fried plantains.
Light, fruit cocktail, mild spice, rum and raisin
ice cream, buttermilk pancakes with an edge and
Medium, the spice skips around espresso crema and
promotes the lingering sweetness.
A most enjoyable 8 year old whisky. I heard someone
in the audience shout-out : "A training wheel
whisky" for new whisky drinkers. I agree that this
one would be great single malt for the new whisky
aficionado but it is also a little gem in its own
right for the more mature palate.
You can find the full current Gordon
& MacPhail and Benromach whisky
range's available from specialist
online whisky retailers such as