Gordon & MacPhail, has today announced the launch of the first expression in its new limited-edition Legacy Series.
Gordon & MacPhail Mr George Legacy 1953 from Glen Grant Distillery (59.4% ABV) which is a cask strength, single malt Scotch whisky, was distilled on Christmas Eve 1953, and matured in a first-fill Sherry butt.
|Gordon & MacPhail Mr George Legacy 1953 from Glen Grant Distillery|
This first bottling in what will be a new annual release, was bottled in honour of Mr George Urquhart (known as Mr George), a member of the second generation of the family that owns Gordon & MacPhail.
Keen to champion Scotland’s single malts when the vast majority of stock was used for blending purposes, George travelled far and wide from the 1950s, introducing a variety of whiskies to countries around Europe.
Gordon & MacPhail Mr George Legacy 1953 from Glen Grant Distillery, is said to deliver notes of beeswax polish, stewed fruit and hazelnuts on the nose. Followed by notes of autumnal spice, plum, blackcurrant and treacle on the palate.
Commenting on the launch, Stephen Rankin, Gordon & MacPhail’s Director of Prestige, said: “My grandfather possessed a passion for taking single malts beyond these shores. Over many decades, he built and nurtured close relationships with some of Scotland’s leading distilleries and proudly took as much as he could carry on his international trips. I have fond memories of joining him, meeting new people, and telling stories about the casks he’d chosen to bring out the best in the different types of spirit.”
Stephen went onto say: “He always had a soft spot for Glen Grant Distillery. The Legacy series allows us to explore some of these stories, providing some exceptional whiskies in fitting tribute to Mr George’s life’s work.”
Limited to 355 bottles, Gordon & MacPhail Mr George Legacy 1953 from Glen Grant Distillery, will be available later this month from specialist retailers, for a RRP of £5,000.
Posted by Steve Rush