One of the most famous malts in the world, perhaps on account of the story of George Smith, an illegal distiller in Speyside who went legit when he obtained the first license to legally distill whisky in 1824. For many years afterwards he had to carry a pair of pistols to protect himself and his family from his aggrieved erstwhile colleagues, t ... Read More »
A special and very rare bottling of The Glenlivet, bottled under the auspices of being for the company chairman. Distilled in 1963, bottled 21 years late and presented in wooden box with a script label.
Gordon & Macphail have been storing casks of whisky for years which has given them access to gems such as this Glenlivet over the years - distilled in 1938 and bottled in the 1970s after over 30 years of maturation.
Gordon & Macphail's warehouses are a treasure trove for those looking for old whisky, and this is a prime example - a Glenlivet distilled in 1946. Luckily they make spirit that happily ages for many decades.
Along aged Glenlivet from the special bit of Gordon & Macphail's extensive warehouses that they draw the casks for the Private Collection from. Distilled in 1943 and then matured for a rather long 55 years.
One of only fifty collection packs featuring all five of the 'Decades' series of Glenlivet, released by Gordon & Macphail in 2011. Included are one bottle each of the 1954, 1963, 1974, 1980 and 1991 releases. Please note that the strength quoted here is the average strength of the bottles in the set.
The second in Gordon & Macphail's Generations series, following up the earlier 70 year old Mortlach with an equally impressive 70 year old Glenlivet. Equal as they are in age they are jointly the oldest whiskies ever commercially bottled. This bottling is the smaller 20cl decanter, although still made in the same elegant design as the larger versions.
The second release of Gordon & Macphail's incredible 70 year old Glenlivet. This is the remaining whisky drawn from cask 339, filled in 1940, and bottled in a teardrop shaped crystal decanter at full cask strength of 45.95%. A slice of liquid history.