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Gordon & MacPhail Connoisseur’s Choice Arran 2006 Review

19th January 2017

Review of Gordon & MacPhail Connoisseur’s Choice Arran 2006 by Murray Cohen.

Gordon & MacPhail Connoisseur’s Choice Arran 2006 ReviewGordon & 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:

Colour:  Light hay.

Nose:  Fruity sweet; here we have a citrus bouquet with a pineapple garland, banana cream, candied fruit especially apricots and fried plantains.

Taste: Light, fruit cocktail, mild spice, rum and raisin ice cream, buttermilk pancakes with an edge and candied pears.

Finish: Medium, the spice skips around espresso crema and promotes the lingering sweetness.

Comment: 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.

SMW Score 85.5/100

You can find the full current Gordon & MacPhail and Benromach whisky range's available from specialist online whisky retailers such as Master of Malt

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