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 »
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.
A 1938 vintage bottling of Glenlivet, under the historic Smith's label, by Gordon & Macphail, holders of some of the best and oldest casks of whisky in Scotland. This was released some time in the 1980s.
A very rare bottle of Glenlivet from Gordon & Macphail. This whisky was distilled in 1938 and bottled in the 1970s, making this atleast 32 years old. The bottle features a Gordon & Macphail thistle stencil just around the label.
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.
After 2010's 1938 Mortlach, the second of Gordon & Macphail's 'Generations' series has arrived - a 1940 Glenlivet which, like the Mortlach, has been bottled at 70 years old, making it the joint-oldest whisky ever released. Packaged in the same beautiful teardrop crystal decanter, this is one of the whisky events of the year.
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.