The first release of the limited-edition, Speyside Collection, contains a range of flavour profiles, from the fruity and peppery notes of Smith’s Glenlivet 1948 and the long and slightly smoky finish of the Glen Grant 1949, to the exotic fruit, sherry and crushed almond flavours in the Strathisla 1953.
|Gordon & MacPhail Speyside Collection|
The full Speyside Collection comprises of: Gordon & MacPhail Smith’s Glenlivet 1948 (43% ABV) - Gordon & MacPhail Glen Grant 1949 (40% ABV) - Gordon & MacPhail Strathisla 1953 (43% ABV) - Gordon & MacPhail Mortlach 1954 (43% ABV) - Gordon & MacPhail Longmorn 1967 (43% ABV) and Gordon & MacPhail Linkwood 1972 (43% ABV).
Established in 1895, the fourth-generation family business is custodian to some of the world’s oldest and most unique single malt Scotch whiskies. Allowing whisky fans the chance to savour an inimitable piece of Scotland’s liquid history, the Speyside Collection brings together 329 years of knowledge, expertise and whisky maturation.
Since the founding of the business, Gordon & MacPhail has sent casks to distilleries throughout Scotland to be filled with new make spirit, before being matured under the custodianship of generations of the Urquhart family. Developing relationships with distilleries across Scotland throughout the company’s history, the whiskies in Gordon & MacPhail’s Speyside Collection are uniquely labelled using the original distillery labels.
Commenting on the launch, Stephen Rankin, Director and a member of the fourth generation of the Urquhart family, owners of Gordon & MacPhail, said: “Four generations of our family have passed on skills and knowledge for matching spirit to quality casks and maturing whiskies for many years. The six vintages in the Speyside Collection are testament to our philosophy of producing high quality single malt. We hope malt whisky lovers will be able to enjoy and savour these special Speyside drams.”
Limited to just 75 sets, The Speyside Collection, will be available later this month from specialist retailers, for a RRP of £10,500.
Posted by Steve Rush