Gordon & MacPhail marks new era with whisky bottling

06 October, 2014

Gordon & MacPhail is to release a series of private bottlings to mark the transition of the family-owned firm to a new generation.

The four whiskies under the Private Collection Ultra label will come in numbered decanters with silver plate neck collars and stoppers, each with a UK rrp of £6,250.

There will be 61 bottles each of Mortlach 1951 and Strathisla 1957, 55 of Linwood 1953 and 69 of Glenlivet 1952.

Each is accompanied by a book by whisky writer Jonny McCormick telling the story of the company and of the whisky.

The whiskies have been chosen jointly by third and fourth generation members of the Urquhart family which owns Gordon & MacPhail.

Michael Urquhart, who steps down as managing director later in the autumn, said: “The release marks a historical period of time for Gordon & MacPhail.

“Our business is built on a foundation of the long-term vision and of the handing down of knowledge and expertise, along with stocks of maturing whiskies, to future generations.”

As well as being a leading whisky wholesaler, Gordon & McPhail fills casks with new make spirit from distilleries across Scotland and matures them to produce private bottlings. 

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