Private Collection by Gordon & MacPhail with a new look
The first releases in a new look include single malts from the distilleries Inverleven and Glenrothes
The independent bottler and distillery owner from Elgin, Gordon & MacPhail, has unveiled a new look for its "Private Collection" series. These are rare and exclusive single malt whiskies personally selected by members of the Urquhart family who have owned the company for four generations.
The first bottling is a rare single malt from the Lowland distillery Inverleven in Dumbarton. The Chivas Brothers owned distillery was founded in 1938, mothballed in 1991 and completely demolished a good decade later. In 1985, Gordon & MacPhail filled a refill Bourbon barrel with cask number 562 with Inverleven new make. The single malt has been matured for 33 years before it was bottled at cask strength with 57.4% abv. This extraordinary and precious single cask bottling naturally has its price – about £1,000 are called for each of the 130 bottles.
The second release of the "Private Collection" dates from 1974, when a refill Sherry puncheon was filled in the Speyside distillery Glenrothes. The rich, mahogany-coloured single malt was bottled in 2018 at 49.5% abv (276 bottles) and will be sold for approx. £1,250 each. Both "Private Collection" whiskies were selected for bottling by Stuart Urquhart, Associate Director of Whisky Supply and member of the fourth generation of the owning family, and are presented in ridged heavyweight bottles housed in veneered wooden boxes.