Whisky Magazine Issue 132
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Gordon & MacPhail showcase their philosophy
Gordon & MacPhail, one of the world's leading single malt whisky specialists, has selected a special series of whiskies to showcase the company's ‘The Wood Makes the Whisky' campaign which highlights the importance of this essential element in the whisky maturation process.
For over 120 years Gordon & MacPhail has carefully matched spirit with oak in order to ensure a premium taste which reflects the company's philosophy. Through the campaign, consumers are invited to gain a more in-depth insight into how Gordon & MacPhail's approach to matching wood to spirit has shaped a number of whiskies in their portfolio.
Using expertise honed over four generations, Gordon & MacPhail believe that wood really does make the whisky, with their skilfully coopered casks delivering a full spectrum of flavour compounds; from sweet vanilla notes found through Bourbon cask maturation to rich toffee, dark chocolate and spice notes derived through maturation in Sherry casks.
The array of flavours derived from oak are abundant across the Gordon & MacPhail portfolio, with each whisky demonstrating a unique flavour profile which reflects the cask type as well as the distillery character.
Gordon & MacPhail has selected a series of whiskies, from various collections including Connoisseurs Choice, The MacPhail's Collection and Rare Vintage, which they feel best demonstrate their philosophy.
A book and website have been created to accompany the campaign which can be used to guide whisky lo...