(£60.00 Excl Vat)
Item ID: 200823
Glen Elgin-Gordon & MacPhail.
12 Year Old.
By Gordon and MacPhail.
Matured in first refill sherry butt.
One of 655 bottles produced.
Bottle Size: 70cl
Limited Edition: Only 655 Bottles.
Strength: 60% abv
Approx. Shipping Weight: 2.5kg
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Tasting Notes-Glen Elgin-Gordon & MacPhail 12 Year Old 60%
Brown sugar and stewed plum aromas lead to subtle vanilla undertones.
Toasted almond and black pepper notes give way to cinnamon.
Smooth and mouth-coating with lingering fruitcake on the finish.
Notes from Gordon & Macphail
Glen Elgin Distillery
Founded at the end of the whisky boom in 1898, Glen Elgin in Speyside was designed by the distillery architect Charles Doig of Elgin. It was sold to private buyers in 1901 and named Glen Elgin-Glenlivet Distillery Co Ltd. It closed again 5 months later in 1902 and 1907 Glasgow whisky merchant John J. Blanche bought the distillery. In 1930 it became part of Scottish Malt Distillers and an important blend in popular White Horse Whisky.
In 1950 the distillery became powered by electricity rather than traditional water and distillery production increased.
Glen Elgin has been a major contributor to blends.
Notes from Glen Elgin.
Gordon & MacPhail
Was established in 1895 as a grocery business in the heart of Scotland’s Speyside region, originally curated all manner of groceries from around the world such as teas, coffees, wines and whisky.
James Gordon and John Alexander MacPhail, aimed to complement this varied stock with equally fine produce in the form of Speyside’s many and varied single malt Scotch whiskies.
It was in 1915 that a young John Urquhart joined the business to serve as an apprentice under the two founding partners. Urquhart quickly established himself as a valuable associate for James Gordon in selecting, purchasing, and maturing whiskies from local distilleries. Eventually John Urquhart developed his skills as a master of malt whisky maturation, building an impressive portfolio of maturing whisky casks and able to pass on this deep knowledge and passion for single malt Scotch whisky to his family.
In 1933 George Urquhart joined the business and tutored by his father. Relationships were also formed with local single malt distillers.
They matched spirit to the highest quality oak casks, before lovingly maturing the whisky over decades.
In 1940, to the instruction of John Urquhart, 15 First Fill Sherry Butts were filled at Glenlivet and left to mature in warehouse number 6 at the distillery. Over the years some of the casks were used and on the 10th January 1980, the remaining 8 casks, including cask 339, were eventually moved to Gordon & MacPhail’s own bonded warehouse in Elgin.
Notes from Gordon & MacPhail
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