Wednesday, September 20, 2023


Gordon & MacPhail, has announced the launch of the latest bottling from its limited-edition Private Collection range.

Gordon & MacPhail 1949 from Glenlivet Distillery (49.3% ABV) is a 74 Year Old single malt Scotch whisky, which was matured in a refill Sherry butt.

Gordon & MacPhail 1949 from Glenlivet Distillery

This latest release which was laid down to mature on New Year’s Day 1949 - and is one of the oldest Glenlivet’s released by Gordon & MacPhail, is said to deliver notes of stewed fruit, cinnamon, aged leather, aniseed, clementine and beeswax polish on the nose. Followed by notes of autumnal spice, fruitcake, cracked black pepper, garden mint, dark treacle and charred oak on the palate.

Back in July, Gordon & MacPhail surprised the industry by announcing that it will gradually stop bottling whiskies from other producers, to focus on operations at its Benromach and Cairn distilleries.

Commenting on the launch, Ewen Mackintosh, Managing Director at Gordon & MacPhail, said: “Patience, knowledge, skill, and a commitment to quality are all principles exemplified in this greatly aged single malt. Gordon & MacPhail 1949 from Glenlivet Distillery is extremely scarce – our very last cask of Glenlivet from 1949, making it a must for whisky enthusiasts looking to savour a remarkable greatly aged single malt exuding layers of character and decades of maturation expertise.”

Limited to 192 bottles, Gordon & MacPhail 1949 from Glenlivet Distillery, will be available later this month from select specialist retailers, for a RRP of £35,000.

Posted by Steve Rush