Gordon & MacPhail releases two 57 year old Longmorn single malts
Elgin's independent bottler completes its ultra-rare Private Collection series with a set of two of the oldest Longmorn bottlings ever released
After a 60 year old Linkwood from 1956 and even a 70 year old Glenlivet from the distillation year 1943, the independent bottler and distillery owner Gordon & MacPhail is now launching – with an age of 57 years – two of the oldest Longmorn single malts to date as part of their Private Collection series: twin single cask bottlings from 1961.
Both whiskies were selected by the identical twin brothers Stuart and Richard Urquhart and are only sold as a pair. The two first-fill Sherry hogsheads still come from the stock of the grandfather of the twins, George Urquhart. Grandson Richard chose the European oak cask No. 508, which after 57 years of maturation still has an alcohol content of 45% abv, and presents itself with complex aromatic flavours and perfumed top notes. His twin brother opted for American oak cask 512: a sweet, fruity Longmorn with notes of black cherry, raspberry and dried vanilla, bottled at 40.8% abv.
Of both bottles, only 97 sets are available worldwide, priced at £30,000 pounds per set. If this is too exclusive and/or too expensive for you, you are welcome to use the cheaper, but no less attractive Rare Vintage series from Gordon & MacPhail. A small stock of vintage bottlings from 1964, 1973 and 1983 can be found in our online shop.