A very rare bottling of Inverleven single malt Scotch whisky, released as part of Gordon & MacPhail’s Private Collection range. Inverleven was located on the Dumbarton distillery complex, but has been silent now for many, many years. Always very exciting to see its spirits making its way out to whisky enthusiasts! Master of Malts
Nose: Intense tropical fruit aromas to begin – cooked pineapple, honeydew melon, coconut cream, and little burst of sharp yet sweet lime. A sweet creaminess continues with notes of vanilla ice-cream, sugared red apples, apricot jam, and white chocolate. Hints of overripe cherry and almond marzipan develop into flowering gorse.
Palate: Creamy and mouth-coating; warming white pepper notes transform into sweet flambéed banana, madagascan vanilla pod, and salted toffee. subtle spicy undertones remain as toasted malt comes to the fore; a drying cocoa and charred oak edge develops.
Finish: A long and lingering charred oak finish with a subtle floral edge.