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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 ...
Independent bottler Gordon & MacPhail has launched a very special collection of old whiskies some days ago.The collection is presented in a wooden box and focuses the years 1950 to 1955. One vintage single malt whisky from every production year is ...
With the new Discovery Range Gordon & MacPhail present one of five series that make up the new and strengthened portfolio of the Elgin based company. Those series will be: „Connoisseurs Choice“, „Generations“, „Discovery“, „Private Collection“ and ...
It is one of the oldest Linkwood Single Malts that ever have been bottled: For the Private Edition Linkwood Distillery 1956 from Gordon & MacPhail the independent bottler has got its last 1950s cask from this distillery out of its stock. And it probably ...
Twenty years after the reopening of family owned Benromach distillery by His Royal Highness The Duke of Rothesay, Prince Charles, a rare single malt whisky was presented on this occasion. This is the bottling of a first fill sherry butt with the number 1, ...
A special milestone is worth a special whisky, so the guys at Benromach decided. On 23rd April 2018 the 20th anniversary of Benromach’s re-opening was celebrated and so they released the single malt “20th Anniversary Bottling”. In 1993 independent ...
A greatly aged Glen Grant with a stunning age of 66 years has been launched by Gordon & MacPhail. Unfortunately all the bottles have been sold already.
A whisky much older than most of us: The Glenlivet 1943 from Gordon & MacPhail has seen seven decades maturing in a sherry cask. It is offered now at the very limited number of 40 very exclusive glass decanters and shows up with 49.1% vol. If you want to ...

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Do You Collect Malt Whisky? This article deals with the peculiarities of collecting whisky and gives you important tips for your personal collection. The main focus will be on the rise in value - including examples.  ...
Do You want to invest in rare Whisky? This article deals with the peculiarities of collecting whisky and gives you important tips for your personal collection. The main focus will be on the rise in value - including examples.  ...
The History of the Independent Bottlers Single malt whisky is old. Not only on the label but historically speaking. In 1995 its 500 th birthday was celebrated. Before that time, only a few monasteries knew about the production of malt whisky. ...
Bottling Only Glenfiddich, Springbank and Bruichladdich have their own bottling plants. All other distilleries ship their casks to the big bottlers in Glasgow, Edinburgh or Perth. Usually between 30,000 and 60,000 bottles ...
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The Alcohol Content of Scotch Whisky Contents The Alcohol Content of Scotch Whisky 1. How much is enough? 2. History 3. Angel's Share 4. ...
Rating the Taste of a Rare Bottling Contents Rating the Taste of a Rare Bottling 1. Asking Somebody 2. Whisky Experts 3. Independent Bottlers 4. ...
Differences between Original Bottlings and Independent Bottlings Half of the experiment was carried out with original bottlings (OB), the other half with independent bottlings (IB). For years there has been a trend towards IBs. Many independent ...

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hi, i can get this one for 599 eur. any thoughts?https://www.thewhiskyexchange.com/p/19903/macallan-1970-bot2011-speymalt-gordon-macphail
You can't of course buy a bottle from his year of birth. Well, it's not entirely impossible. I didn't find a 1968 vintage but there are options for 1967, if you neglect the 200 Euro limit.There even is some logic in choosing a 1967 vintage, as life ...
@Ian_Biluck Vasco lists the definitive core "official bottlings", also check out Caol Ila 12 and Port Charlotte 10 for a slightly different smokiness then the Port Ellen distillery cluster in the south of Islay...Bunnahaiban and Kilhoman also produce some ...
@foxbarry1 Lismore produces Speyside whisky bottlings, rather than list the source like a Gordon and Macphail or Signatory would do, the actual distilleries are a mystery and are sold under the Lismore banner more or less, they put out a super cheap ...
@SlàinteMhathI missed you reply as I were in italy enjoying sun and wine :)Some questions as I am thinking of taking that tour later on this year in September.How long were each distillery visit? Did it feel rushed or good enough?Does the distilleries ...
@kroman greetings, the big question is what is your budget, then from there, Bourbon or Sherry cask, and there are not a lot of official bottlings at 25 year worth the big bucks, before you drop the coin, you should at least give a consideration to the ...
Hunter Laing is quite new and a Douglas Laing 'split-off'. The old DL (and their casks) were split into two seperate companies. Hence, the quality of the malts should be identical.Most DL (and HL) bottlings I have encountered so far were pretty decent, ...
@thommes You are correct. Independent bottlers buy whisky from a producer, bottle it, and bring it to market; normally, but not always, the distillery name will be disclosed. The better independent bottlers usually buy new-make spirit from a distillery, ...
Welcome to the Forum!Seems like you have some nice bottles there, that's the upside of most of the US not allowing to mail alcohol - you find those old gems. I was lucky myself, when I spent the summer in the US and found 78 and 79 vintage Macallan 18yo ...
@SlàinteMhathfantastic choice, I have gazed at that one lovingly at the local whisky shop...Caol Ila is a big favorite of mine, I often go for the Gordon and Macphail and Cadenhead bottlings...if if price is no object, the Laphroiag 32 is high in my list ...
@DaFin I've tried a couple of the Auchentoshan, I have a bottle of a Cadenhead Auch 17 single cask on my shelf now...so, my wife is a Irish whiskey enthusiast so I've had the opportunity to sample quite a few, I find the only thing they have in common is ...
Haha! In the german forum we started the "a second sip of Horst"-Thread in 2012 :lol:Its not 100% complete, but here is the list:AberfeldyAberfeldy 12Aberfeldy 1991/2012 Gordon & MacPhail Connoisseurs ChoiceAberlourAberlour 12 Non Chill-FilteredAberlour ...