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Gordon & MacPhail Scapa 1987 Tasting notes and reviews

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Gordon & MacPhail Scapa 1987

Brand
Gordon & MacPhail
Expression
Scapa 1987
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Abv
43.00%
Vintage
1987
Produced at
Gordon & MacPhail ~ Scapa Distillery
Region
Island (non Islay)
Website
www.gordonandmacphail.com
Availability
UK and Europe.

Michael Jackson

80
Nose
Leafy. Slightly sour, herbal note. Peat. Salt.
Palate
Lightly syrupy, nutty, salty.
Finish
Nutty, salty, very long. Appetising.
Comment
A complex, delicate, well-balanced vintage.

Jim Murray

75
Nose
Stunningly fresh and clean with gristy, grassy malt, a lovely thread of orange and honey and the very faintest echo of smoke. As mouth-watering as any nose could be.
Palate
Immediately dry with a zesty fruitiness. Deep malty notes do water the mouth but the development seems arrested by a non-specific flat fruitiness.
Finish
Slightly spicy; rather lacking in complexity.
Comment
Gordon and MacPhail has been the purveyor of Scapa's excellent malt far longer than owners Allied, which was slow to wake up to its allure. However, this is not its finest bottling and lacks that lovely cocoa depth of yore.
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