Glenrothes 8 Year The MacPhail's Collection (Gordon & MacPhail)
Gordon & MacPhail The MacPhail's Collection // Speyside, Scotland
From The MacPhail's Collection, this is an eight-year bottling of the Speyside distillery Glenrothes, located in central Speyside in the town of Rothes. The Glenrothes is a odd distillery which uses a mixture of fermentation lengths, steel and wooden washbacks, and long distillations (with large refractor bulbs) to produce its signature spirit. Prior to an agreement between the Edrington Group (Glenrothes' owners) and Berry Bros. & Rudd (the bottlers of Glenrothes single malts), most of Glenrothes' whisky went into blends such as the Famous Grouse and Chivas Regal. One would have to look to independent bottlers such as Gordon & MacPhail for a chance to taste Glenrothes by itself. Despite the recent influx in availability of Glenrothes distillery bottlings, the eight-year entry from G&M has proved to be a mainstay of the MacPhail's Collection. Aged in refill sherry and refill bourbon cask, this whisky is bottled at 43% ABV.
Single MaltDistilled in pot stills from 100% malted barley, produced at one distillery, aged in barrels; if Scotch or Irish, must be aged for at least three years.
Cask TypeRefill Sherry Hogsheads & Refill Bourbon Barrels