The innovative range has paved the way for single malt whiskies for five decades
To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of its ‘Connoisseurs Choice’ range, family-owned whisky creator Gordon & MacPhail is enhancing the range with a series of single malts aged 30 years and above.
George Urquhart, second-generation member of the Urquhart family that owns Gordon & MacPhail, first pioneered the ‘Connoisseurs Choice’ range in 1968 at a time when very few whiskies were bottled as single malts. Presenting these new releases as a range effectively invented a category in a market which, up to then, had been dominated by blends. In the late 1960s the ‘Connoisseurs Choice’ range provided a platform for many of Scotland’s single malt distilleries, some of which had never before been released as single malts.
Offering its first bottle for just $1, The Whisky Foundation Reserve is launching at 17.00 (GMT-5) today, with a Springbank 24-year-old exclusive single malt whisky, the price of which will rise based on market demand.
The financial markets in the US are closed for Thanksgiving, but The Whisky Foundation Reserve is open for business. Independently bottled Scottish whisky specialists, Whisky Foundation today launched their innovative stock market for whisky, and revealed the first bottle on sale as a Springbank 24-year-old single malt, matured in a sherry cask and bottled by The Maltman in 2017 at 47.1% ABV. Only 244 bottles are available, making these rare and collectable items, and are available for shipping worldwide.
For over one hundred and twenty years Gordon & MacPhail has been very careful matched spirits with oak, like true scientists. And Strathisla 2005 is one of their true blessings.
Their maturation management created complex, well balanced and subtle single malts. The casks were carefully monitored and sampled. And when the time was right, the single malt was bottled.
Also the case for the 2005 Strathisla from independent bottler Gordon & MacPhail.
An exceptionally rare wartime cask from 1943 has been unveiled as one of the oldest and most exclusive single malt whiskies in the world.
The Elgin-based malt whisky specialists announced the release of Private Collection Glenlivet 1943 by Gordon & MacPhail , the latest offering in its ‘ Private Collection’ range. Only forty decanters will be available for sale globally, with a UK RRP of £30,000. Continue reading
Gordon & MacPhail, Glen Grant 1954
Who doesn’t know Gordon & MacPhail, the legend from Scotland with their amazing whisky releases. Gordon & MacPhail is an internationally renowned malt maturation expert, retailer, UK wholesaler, and distiller.
When you have never, ever heard about this legend, look them up in Elgin and pay them a visit. You will be rewarded.
Leading malt whisky specialist, Gordon & MacPhail, has launched an exclusive collection which focuses on six consecutive years from a single distillery.
The limited-edition Gordon & MacPhail Glen Grant Collection offers consumers the opportunity to explore six rare and exquisite expressions from the historic Speyside distillery with a vintage selected for each year between 1950 and 1955.
As you might know, Gordon & MacPhail is an independent bottler and distiller of Scotch Whisky, founded in 1895 and located in Elgin.
During The Speyside Whisky Festival 2017, I had the pleasure to join a tasting to discover a part of the range of Gordon & MacPhail whisky. The flight of tasting was all about five whiskies, all bottled without the addition of water.
Leading malt whisky specialist, Gordon & MacPhail has picked the perfect line up for whisky lovers this Easter, showcasing drams with a variety of luxurious chocolate notes for an indulgent celebration.
Before dinner, try a Connoisseurs Choice Glen Elgin 1998. This light Speyside dram, which won a silver award in last year’s Scotch Whisky Masters competition, offers subtle Sherry influences on the nose with pressed apples, dried apricots, and tangerine aromas, complemented by a cocoa edge. Flavours of spice with orange, grapefruit, and blackcurrant give way to lingering milk chocolate on the tongue with a smooth and spicy finish.
Gordon & MacPhail
At Gordon & MacPhail, they believe that the wood really makes the whisky. And they are right.
In the mid-1960s Gordon & MacPhail took the unprecedented step of launching a range of single malts under the brand name ‘Connoisseurs Choice’. Until this time, many of the whiskies the range featured would not hve been available as single malt. Today, ‘Connoisseurs Choice’ retains this exclusive nature with a range of rare and sought after single malts from Distilleries throughout Scotland.