Convalmore 1984 Gordon & MacPhail, Cask 1798
Added on Friday, Apr 3, 2009 at 12:30 AM
  Bottler: Gordon & MacPhail
  Age: 22 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: 1984 Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 57.10 % Region: Speyside
  Price: $150 Availability: Specialty Stores
Bottled 2006          Cask no. 1798
Member Ratings and Notes
N: Acetone (the good kind) and citrus.  [Note: You may be asking, what is the good kind of Acetone smell?  Well, this is just one of those things you come to appreciate, like burnt plastic and dog hair, when you drink far too many single malts.]
P: Big dry citrus, kinda one-dimensional and you start to lose faith but then...
F: All sorts a crazy stuff busts out in the finish, green tomato spice, roasted Peruvian dog poop (the good kind), and an excellent mouth coating sweetness. 
This basically strikes me as a "standard" bourbon-casked whiskey... the type many of us have sampled many casks of... but in that regard, it's quite yummy and quite solid.
Nice nose with some wood and citrus aroma.  The taste is more of sweet grain, seems to be a little like corn and malt.  Very smooth. Takes some time to get complex, but it is something you could spend time with and enjoy.  

Notes pending


Over a year later...


Wow what are the chances I'd buy this same bottle unintentionally.  Ok, here's that pending note...


Nose:  Have to agree with Mr. Stevenson , acetone but not unpleasant.


Palate:  Musty old socks, mossiness, grass stalks.  Interesting in what it does, but I don't think I'll ever find myself Jonesing for this. B/B+.  Would have leaned B but previous score tips it.


And years later...


n:  Grape/cherry jolly rancher.  Orange candy


p:  Dense toffee and flowers.  Funky finish.  B/B+ leaning B.


Only that's 2 out of 3 leaning B.  The scored drops. 



Creamy nose (vanilla creamsicles) with a good dose of spice.  Vanilla cream follows on the palate with toffee/ butterscotch and alot of citrus.
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