Gordon & MacPhail awarded three ‘Master’ awards at prestigious Design & Packaging Masters 2018

Single malt Scotch whisky creator Gordon & MacPhail has been recognised for its premium portfolio of exclusive single malt whiskies at The Spirits Business 2018 Design & Packaging Masters, securing three ‘Master’ accolades.

Earlier this year Gordon & MacPhail unveiled its streamlined portfolio, comprising five distinct ranges: Discovery, Distillery Labels, Connoisseurs Choice, Private Collection, and Generations. The company’s commitment to the art of Scotch whisky maturation has been passed down through four generations of the Urquhart family, owners of Gordon & MacPhail.

Continue reading

Gordon & MacPhail unveils new ultra-rare single malts from its Private Collection range

The latest releases include the oldest Caol Ila whisky ever bottled

Single malt Scotch whisky creator Gordon & MacPhail has released two stunning new additions to its ‘Private Collection’ range: a 64-Years-Old single malt from Glenlivet Distillery and a landmark 50-Years-Old from Caol Ila Distillery – the oldest Caol Ila single malt ever released.

The newly redesigned ‘Private Collection’ range encompasses rare and exclusive single malt whiskies from celebrated, little-known, or closed distilleries, all of which have been specially selected for bottling by a member of the Urquhart family that owns Gordon & MacPhail.

Continue reading

Gordon & MacPhail, unique Longmorn Twins

Richard and Stuart Urquhart

To get the opportunity to try two drams created by twins, doesn’t come by often. Twins always have something mysterious, something unique, fascinating really. Stuart Urquhart and Richard Urquhart born in 1961, came to the decision to bottle 57yr old twin casks, selected by their Grandfather and nurtured by their father and their three siblings.

A challenge, you can call it science even. Stuart and Richard, twins, but unique in their own way, made sure  that the casks they chose, reflected their character.

Continue reading

Gordon & MacPhail boosts global sales strategy

tuart Ellis – UK Sales Manager, Ewen Mackintosh – Managing Director and David King – International Sales Director at Gordon & MacPhail.

Leading malt whisky specialist Gordon & MacPhail has boosted its global sales strategy following a strategic restructure within the company’s sales division.

The move will integrate the UK market into the global strategy for Gordon & MacPhail and Benromach whiskies going forward. David King, International Sales Director, will assume overall responsibility for global sales with the addition of the UK market to his existing international remit.

David King’s distinguished career in the whisky industry, has seen him hold a number of senior positions, both in the UK and internationally, for companies including the Edrington Group, Berry Brothers & Rudd and Anchor Distilling Co. He later founded DTK Beverages International Ltd, a boutique brand building and strategic consultancy before joining Gordon & MacPhail in 2016.

Continue reading

Gordon & MacPhail and the lost gems from a bygone era

Gordon & MacPhail, located in the north-east of Scotland in the heart of the world famous whisky producing region of Speyside. Gordon & MacPhail is an independent family owned and managed firm which has been bottling Single Malt Whiskies for over 120 years.

I’ve tasted five amazing award-winning whiskies and captured the lost gems from a bygone era of single malt Scotch whisky production.

The wood that makes the whisky.

Continue reading

Golden Month for Gordon & MacPhail

Gordon & MacPhail’s Rare Vintage Glen Grant 1954 single malt

Leading malt whisky specialist Gordon & MacPhail is toasting success after receiving top accolades in two of the world’s leading spirits competitions.

Gordon & MacPhail’s Rare Vintage Glen Grant 1954 single malt received a double gold award, the highest medal available, in the San Francisco World Spirits Competition (SFWSC) after impressing forty-three spirit experts who judged a record-breaking 2,100 entries.

Continue reading

The Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival, part 2

Glen Grant, Victorian Garden

Day two of the Spirit of Speyside whisky festival, April 27. After a good night’s rest and a wonderful breakfast, we decided to visit a nearby distillery, Glen Grant. Just a couple of minutes walking distance from The Station Hotel, you can’t miss the sign at the roundabout. As we were a bit early, for the visitor center opened at 9.30 am, we agreed to discover the surroundings of the distillery.

Glen Grant is well known for its beautiful garden and despite the weather, it was still stunning to set eyes on the Victorian inspired influences.

Continue reading