Wednesday, May 25, 2022


Gordon & MacPhail, has announced the launch of a new 70 Year Old expression, to commemorate the Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II. 

Gordon & MacPhail Private Collection 1952 from Glen Grant Distillery (52.3% ABV) is a cask strength, single malt Scotch whisky, was matured in a first-fill Sherry butt.

Gordon & MacPhail Private Collection 1952 from Glen Grant Distillery

This latest limited-edition release, was bottled on 6th February, the date of the Queen’s accession, and is said to serve as a fitting tribute, exemplifying how character, patience and wisdom can mature over decades to deliver an exceptional legacy.

In support of the Queen’s ‘green canopy’ initiative and build on the successful 2021 partnership with Scottish charity Trees for Life, Gordon & MacPhail is donating a further £20,000 from the proceeds of the release.

Commenting on the launch, Ewen Mackintosh, Gordon & MacPhail Managing Director, said: “It’s an honour to release this exceptional single malt whisky to commemorate Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Matured over seven decades in our own casks this single malt provides an opportunity to enjoy a style of Speyside whisky which is distinctly different to those created today.”

He went onto say: “Our approach to ensuring our casks, made from the highest quality wood to our exact specifications, is a one which sits right at the heart of our business. We want to do our bit to support The Queen’s ‘Green Canopy’ initiative by continuing our successful partnership with Tress for Life. The monies donated from this release will provide funding for their nursery which grows 100,000 rare and native trees, including oaks, from seed each year. It’s fitting that this whisky will provide a legacy that will last for generations.”

Limited to 256 bottles, Gordon & MacPhail Private Collection 1952 from Glen Grant Distillery, will be available later this month from specialist retailers, for a RRP of £20,000.

Posted by Steve Rush