NewsGordon & MacPhail Bottles Seven Glenlivet Whiskies

Gordon & MacPhail Bottles Seven Glenlivet Whiskies

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Gordon & MacPhail has bottled seven Glenlivet whiskies to mark the release of its oldest single malt Scotch to date. Next month, the independent bottler will release the world’s oldest single malt, an 80-year-old whisky from the iconic Speyside distillery.

The seven new Glenlivet releases will appear across two of Gordon & MacPhail’s ranges Private Collection and Connoisseurs Choice. The new expressions will allow drinkers the opportunity to taste Gordon & MacPhail bottlings across various price points. 

“Glenlivet’s style of spirit is often highlighted as a classic example from Speyside – smooth, light, fruity and slightly floral. Spirit from Glenlivet can withstand long-term ageing, managing to retain its delicate character,” said Stuart Urquhart, operations director and fourth-generation member of the Urquhart family. “It is imperative for us to select quality casks, made to our exacting specifications, to ensure the spirit is not overpowered. Typically, we use Sherry casks for spirit earmarked for long-term maturation, with Bourbon casks deployed for shorter-term expressions although there are always exceptions to the rule.”

As part of its Private Collection, Gordon & MacPhail has released a 1975 whisky aged in refill Sherry hogshead, a 1976 expression matured in refill American hogshead, a 1976 bottling aged in first-fill Sherry hogshead, and a 1980 whisky aged in refill American hogshead.

Priced at £1,750 ($2,434 USD), the 1975 whisky delivers blackcurrant aromas, and notes of dark chocolate and bitter orange on the palate.

Meanwhile, the 1976 bottling aged in refill American hogshead offers lemon peel and green apple on the nose, with hints of white chocolate and leather on the palate. The 1976 whisky aged in first-fill Sherry casks, meanwhile, features rich Sherry aromas and flavors of strewed red berries. Both whiskies are priced at £1,500 ($2,086 USD).

The 1980 bottling offers a tropical nose and Seville orange and lemon zest on the palate. It costs £1,250 ($1,739 USD) per bottle.

The Connoisseurs range welcomes a 1993 whisky matured in a refill American hogshead, and 2003 and 2004 offerings were both aged in refill Bourbon barrels.

Priced at £265 ($369 USD), the 1993 expression offers dried coconut and banana on the nose, along with tropical fruit and grapefruit on the palate.

The 2003 bottling delivers aromas of pineapple, Seville orange and nut, while the palate offers hints of pears, grapefruit and white pepper. It is priced at £127 ($177 USD).

The 2004 whisky offers a nose of green apples and tropical fruit, leading to pineapple, mango and flambéed banana on the palate. It is available to buy for £104 ($145 USD).

For more information, head over to Gordon & MacPhail’s official website.

Gordon & MacPhail has bottled seven Glenlivet whiskies to mark the release of its oldest single malt Scotch to date. Next month, the independent bottler will release the world’s oldest single malt, an 80-year-old whisky from the iconic Speyside distillery.

The seven new Glenlivet releases will appear across two of Gordon & MacPhail’s ranges Private Collection and Connoisseurs Choice. The new expressions will allow drinkers the opportunity to taste Gordon & MacPhail bottlings across various price points. 

“Glenlivet’s style of spirit is often highlighted as a classic example from Speyside – smooth, light, fruity and slightly floral. Spirit from Glenlivet can withstand long-term ageing, managing to retain its delicate character,” said Stuart Urquhart, operations director and fourth-generation member of the Urquhart family. “It is imperative for us to select quality casks, made to our exacting specifications, to ensure the spirit is not overpowered. Typically, we use Sherry casks for spirit earmarked for long-term maturation, with Bourbon casks deployed for shorter-term expressions although there are always exceptions to the rule.”

As part of its Private Collection, Gordon & MacPhail has released a 1975 whisky aged in refill Sherry hogshead, a 1976 expression matured in refill American hogshead, a 1976 bottling aged in first-fill Sherry hogshead, and a 1980 whisky aged in refill American hogshead.

Priced at £1,750 ($2,434 USD), the 1975 whisky delivers blackcurrant aromas, and notes of dark chocolate and bitter orange on the palate.

Meanwhile, the 1976 bottling aged in refill American hogshead offers lemon peel and green apple on the nose, with hints of white chocolate and leather on the palate. The 1976 whisky aged in first-fill Sherry casks, meanwhile, features rich Sherry aromas and flavors of strewed red berries. Both whiskies are priced at £1,500 ($2,086 USD).

The 1980 bottling offers a tropical nose and Seville orange and lemon zest on the palate. It costs £1,250 ($1,739 USD) per bottle.

The Connoisseurs range welcomes a 1993 whisky matured in a refill American hogshead, and 2003 and 2004 offerings were both aged in refill Bourbon barrels.

Priced at £265 ($369 USD), the 1993 expression offers dried coconut and banana on the nose, along with tropical fruit and grapefruit on the palate.

The 2003 bottling delivers aromas of pineapple, Seville orange and nut, while the palate offers hints of pears, grapefruit and white pepper. It is priced at £127 ($177 USD).

The 2004 whisky offers a nose of green apples and tropical fruit, leading to pineapple, mango and flambéed banana on the palate. It is available to buy for £104 ($145 USD).

For more information, head over to Gordon & MacPhail’s official website.

In May, Gordon & MacPhail unveiled a 67-year-old single malt, Mr George Legacy 1953 from Glen Grant Distillery. The whisky is the first edition of a single-cask release that is now set to occur annually. Just 355 bottles of the rare Scotch will be made available.

In January, the independent bottler unveiled a 72 Year Old Glen Grant single malt Scotch. The rare whisky debuted at a Bonhams Hong Kong auction.

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