Monday, November 02, 2020


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

Gordon & MacPhail 1979 Mosstowie from Miltonduff Distillery (49.8% ABV) is a 40 Year Old single malt Scotch whisky, which was matured in a a refill Sherry Hogshead.

Gordon & MacPhail 1979 Mosstowie from Miltonduff Distillery

This latest Gordon & MacPhail release, consists of the independent bottler’s last remaining cask from the distillery to be matured with spirit from its now-removed Lomond Stills, which was laid down to mature in their Elgin based warehouse on the 13th of September 1979.

Located within Miltonduff Distillery in Morayshire, Mosstowie was founded in 1964 under the ownership of industry pioneer Hiram Walker, who championed the use of longer, more versatile Lomond Stills to give a variety of flavour profiles.

The stills, which produced Mosstowie’s smoky, soft spirit, operated for just 17 years before being removed in 1981, due to the longer arms of the stills being notoriously difficult to clean.

Gordon & MacPhail 1979 Mosstowie from Miltonduff Distillery, is said to deliver notes of vanilla pods, butterscotch and stewed apples on the nose. Followed by notes of black pepper, spiced grapefruit, dark chocolate and raspberries on the palate.

Commenting on the launch, Stephen Rankin, Gordon & MacPhail’s Director of Prestige, said: “Each of the extremely rare whiskies released to commemorate our 125th anniversary is truly unique as they are the last cask of that particular make we have maturing in our warehouse. With no official bottling ever available of the elusive Mosstowie malt, we are particularly excited to bring this special whisky to the market.”  

Limited to 164 bottles, Gordon & MacPhail 1979 Mosstowie from Miltonduff Distillery, will be available later this month from specialist retailers, for a RRP of £1,500.00.

Posted by Steve Rush