Monday, October 05, 2020


Gordon & MacPhail, has today announced the launch of its second of four 125th Anniversary bottlings.

Gordon & MacPhail 1984 from Glenury Royal (49.1%) is a 35 Year Old single malt Scotch whisky, which was laid down to mature in a first-fill sherry butt on June 7th 1984.

Gordon & MacPhail 1984 from Glenury Royal

This Glenury Distillery, which was located at Stonehaven in the eastern Highlands, and founded by Captain James Barclay in 1825, closed in 1985.

The cask used for this limited-edition release (No. 2335) was the last from the distillery left to mature in Gordon & MacPhail’s warehouse.

Gordon & MacPhail 1984 from Glenury Royal, is said to deliver notes of stewed fruit, cocoa powder, cinnamon and toasted oak on the nose. Followed by notes of orange peel, cherry, burnt sugar, dried fig, aniseed and sherry on the palate.

This latest release follows on from Gordon & MacPhail 1972 from Coleburn Distillery, which launched last month. The remaining two whiskies in the anniversary series are set to be revealed in November and December.

Commenting on the news, Stephen Rankin, Gordon & MacPhail’s Director of Prestige, said: “Since 1895 Gordon & MacPhail has released single malts from over 100 distilleries, many of which are lesser-known or closed.  The anniversary series is a true homage to this endeavour.”

Limited to 397 bottles, Gordon & MacPhail 1984 from Glenury Royal, will be available later this month from select specialist retailers, for a RRP of £1500,00.

Posted by Steve Rush