Gordon & MacPhail, a renowned Scotch whisky brand with a heritage dating back to 1895, has recently unveiled a remarkable treasure for whisky enthusiasts and collectors alike.
In a tribute to the passage of time, craftsmanship, and the art of ageing, they have introduced the Gordon & MacPhail 1949 from the Glenlivet Distillery.
The Timeless Spirit in a Bottle
This extraordinary single malt whisky, placed in a refill Sherry butt on the first day of 1949, has traversed through history, capturing the essence of each passing year. It was ultimately bottled on March 6th of this year, making it a truly remarkable 74-year-old expression.
A Harmony of Flavours
As connoisseurs prepare to savour this masterpiece, they can anticipate an exceptional sensory journey. The Gordon & MacPhail 1949 offers enticing scents of stewed fruits mingling with traces of cinnamon, aged leather, and clementine.
With an alcohol by volume (ABV) of 49.3%, it provides a rich and intricate palate. Autumnal spices and fruitcake mingle with cracked pepper, complemented by delicate hints of garden mint, dark treacle, and charred oak.
An Exceptional Discovery
Only 192 bottles of this precious elixir have been made available to the public, each priced at a staggering £35,000 (approximately US$43,000). This release is not just a testament to the craftsmanship of whisky making but also a tribute to the Glenlivet Distillery, as it represents the final 1949 cask from this historic establishment.
Dubai International Airport had the exclusive privilege of selling this remarkable whisky from September 1st - 19th, after which it became accessible to enthusiasts worldwide.
Ewen Mackintosh, the Managing Director at Gordon & MacPhail, remarked, “Patience, knowledge, skill, and an unwavering commitment to quality are all principles embodied in this greatly aged single malt. Gordon & MacPhail 1949 from Glenlivet Distillery is exceedingly rare – our very last cask of Glenlivet from 1949 – making it a must-try for whisky enthusiasts seeking to savour a remarkable, greatly aged single malt with layers of character and decades of maturation expertise.”
Gordon & Macphail's Transformation
Established in 1895, Gordon & MacPhail has a storied history of selecting and maturing single malts from over 100 Scottish distilleries. Their dedication to patience, knowledge, skill, and unwavering commitment to quality is evident in every bottle they release. Following the news that Gordon & MacPhail will begin producing their own whisky, this release marks the beginning of a shift in business practices for the historic whisky producer.
In Gordon & MacPhail’s Gordon & MacPhail 1949 from Glenlivet Distillery, enthusiasts have the opportunity to taste not just an old whisky, but an extraordinary journey through time, captured in a single, meticulously crafted bottle. It's a celebration of the artistry of whisky-making, a testament to the patience of maturation, and a gift for those who appreciate the finest spirits life has to offer.
A World of Exceptional Whisky
Whisky collectors may desire to add the Gordon & MacPhail 1949 from Glenlivet Distillery to their collections, but with a world of rare whiskies available, enthusiasts are spoiled for choice.
Recent releases include:
- Glen Grant's 70-Year-Old single malt
- Various whisky releases celebrating the coronation of King Charles
- A 54-Year-Old Single Malt from Highland Park
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