2006 Gordon & Macphail Connoisseurs Choice Highland Park 14 Year Old Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch Whisky (700ml) - 60.1%
There are two G&M Highland Parks with the same credentials, distinguished by their ABVs (the other one is 58.5%). Matured in a refill sherry puncheon, this batch yielded 588 bottles at 60.1%. Both have been popular on whisky blogger's websites, with one review summing up the bottling in question: "This dram was brilliant and most of us liked the peated taste combined with its original HP taste with honey and sea." According to whiskyfun.com, it's a certified cracker. Review below. Non chill filtered.
Other reviews... G&M have been instrumental to HP. Not only to HP. Colour: light gold. Nose: ho-ho-ho, chalk, candlewax, flints, peanut oil, Parma ham, marrow… With water: iodine, wet plaster, oysters, engine oil. You cannot beat that. Mouth (neat): sublime mineral, grassy, ultra-tight arrival, then chalk and lime. Who needs literature? (why do you keep calling your miserable gibberish 'literature', S.?) With water: instantly floors you. Crystalline smoky and mineral development, with just a few bits of lemon for decoration. Some oils too. Finish: long, tarrier. The greatly dirtier side of HP coming out. Comments: stunner alert, this is a true aristocratic thug of whisky. That was short indeed - et nunc est bibendum! 90 points - whiskyfun.com