Single malt Scotch whisky creator Gordon & MacPhail has unveiled its Summer Collection, which includes some of the oldest ever whisky releases from two silent distilleries.
Bottled as part of its ‘Private Collection’ range, Gordon & MacPhail 1969 from Dallas Dhu Distillery is joined by Gordon & MacPhail 1982 from St. Magdalene Distillery; a 38-year-old single malt.
Single malts in the Private Collection of Gordon & MacPhail are personally selected by members of the Urquhart family that has owned Gordon & MacPhail for four generations. For over a century, the specialist has matured spirit from more than 100 Scottish distilleries in its own casks to create a rare liquid library.
A third Private Collection release, Gordon & MacPhail 1966 from Longmorn Distillery will be available as part of the Summer Collection. The Speyside malt has been matured in a first-fill Sherry butt for 53 years, which has delivered a rich, dark mahogany colour, intense fruitcake notes on the nose and dark fruits on the palate.
These unique and rare releases are contained in bespoke crystal decanters housed in beautifully crafted wooden veneer presentation cases.
Further releases from the 2019 Summer Collection include Connoisseurs Choice 1989 from Balblair Distillery, Connoisseurs Choice 2006 from Caol Ila and Connoisseurs Choice 1995 from Royal Brackla.
Here it deserves a mention that established in 1895, the family-owned Gordon & MacPhail is curator of some of the fine and rare single malt Scotch whiskies from over 100 distilleries. Four generations of the Urquhart family have continued to pursue the perfect partnership between spirit and cask.