Aberfeldy 1970 (Gordon & MacPhail)

Oldie of the week: Aberfeldy 1970 bottled at the end of the 1980s by Gordon & MacPhail in their Connoisseurs Choice range (with a brown label back then).



Aberfeldy 1970 - Gordon & MacPhailAberfeldy 16 yo 1970 (40%, Gordon & MacPhail Connoisseurs Choice +/- 1987)

Nose: light and gentle. Malty notes, soft caramel and a little oak. Vanilla. Waxy touches and paraffin candles. Oranges and apples. Honey. Nothing to get excited about but certainly enjoyable.

Mouth: same feeling. Cinnamon and oranges, sweet apples in the fore and an oaky bitterness in the background. Light pepper. Honey. Quinces. Fades on tea.

Finish: medium long, with pepper, oak and a vague sweetness.

Decent whisky, although I probably would have labeled it as a blend because of its middle-of-the-road flavours and vague character.

Score: 80/100