Gordon & MacPhail Generations Mortlach 75 Year Old (44.4% ABV) is the latest offering from the family-owned Scotch whisky firm which was founded in 1895. On November 17th 1939, John Urquhart, the first generation of the family to be involved in Gordon & MacPhail, instructed the first-fill Sherry cask to be filled with new-make spirit from Speyside’s Mortlach Distillery.
|Gordon & MacPhail Generations 75 Year Old|
Seventy-five years later, the cask was emptied and carefully transferred into teardrop-shaped Generations decanters, and was unveiled today at The Royal Opera House in London, by members of the Urquhart family, along with whisky writer and connoisseur Charles MacLean.
This latest rare release from Gordon & MacPhail, is said to dish up notes of dried apricots, pomegranate, spice and creamy vanilla, and deliver a finish that is smoky and lingering.
Commenting on the launch of Gordon & MacPhail Generations Mortlach 75 Year Old, Charles MacLean, said: “Gordon & MacPhail is one of the few, if not the only company in the world who could have produced this rarest of whiskies. Generations of the Urquhart family have taken a long term view to maturing Scotch whisky, guided by a simple family saying - The future is shaped by what we do today. Today reveals what we did in the past. This philosophy has enabled the current generation to unveil this exquisite whisky.”
Limited to just 100 decanters, Gordon & MacPhail Generations Mortlach 75 Year Old, will be available later this month from specialist retailers for a RRP of £20,000.
Posted by Steve Rush