Convalmore 1984 Connoisseur's Choice by Gordon & MacPhail

Convalmore 1984 Connoisseur's Choice by Gordon & MacPhail

$975 AUD

43%  70 cl

A 23 year old expression from Gordon and MacPhail, this was distilled in 1984 and matured in refill sherry hogsheads before bottling in 2007. Fill is well into the neck and the box is in reasonable condition.

Tasting Notes

Nose: Light and soft with vanilla and ripe fruits.

Taste: Sweet with a hint of pepper.

Finish: Balanced.


Convalemore Distillery

This distillery closed in March, 1985 just a short time before my visit and so was still in reasonably good condition. Production dated from February 1894 and for the first 70 years of its existence it was a modest two still operation. However, considerable expansion took place in 1964/65 with the doubling of the number of stills and further improvements were made ten years later. Yet this was not enough to save Convalmore from the mayhem of the 1980’s, having been absorbed into DCL in 1925.

Being adjacent to the Glenfiddich and Balvenie distilleries, the site was sold to William Grant and Sons but there were never any plans for Convalmore to go back into production. Very little of the spirit survives today, yet many regard it as very fine whisky which went almost exclusively into blends.