Gordon & MacPhail – Latest Releases

A few weeks ago, some samples from Gordon & MacPhail’s the Wood Makes the Whisky campaign dropped through my letterbox. The aim of these releases and the wider campaign is to highlight the influence which wood has over the final character of Scotch whisky Just a quick reminder from the outset that Gordon & MacPhail
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Gordon & MacPhail Speyside Collection – Part 2

Last week, Steven Kersley and I looked at the three “youngest” bottles from the new Gordon & MacPhail Speyside Collection. So, without further delay, here’s our thoughts on the three other bottles which make up the exclusive range. Gordon & MacPhail Strathisla 1953 Queen Elizabeth II is crowned at her Coronation on 2 June; Watson
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Gordon & MacPhail Speyside Collection – Part 1

At the tail end of last year, leading independent whisky bottler Gordon & MacPhail launched its new Speyside Collection. Comprising six bottlings, the range brings together 329 years of whisky knowledge and history, with expressions from as far back as 1948. Whiskies such as this deserve time and respect, so I managed to keep a
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December’s Whisky News

Did the Christmas rush distract you from all of December’s whisky news? Well, you can catch up right here. Industry Updates Plans have been submitted for a new whisky distillery and “tasting lodge” in Ross-shire (Press & Journal). Heather Nelson will be the first woman to establish a distillery in two centuries once Toulvaddie distillery
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Gordon & Macphail Rare Vintage 2016

Early this week, I gave you lucky people an introduction to Gordon & MacPhail – one of Scotland’s most highly respected independent bottlers. One range which the distiller has in its armoury is the Rare Vintage collection, which does exactly as it says on the tin, offering whiskies which are both rare and vintage. I
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January’s Whisky News

The first month of the year was BUSY, so here’s a round-up of all the latest whisky news.   Industry News The most exciting news of the month was the announcement by Hunter Laing & Company would be building Islay’s first new distillery in more than a decade. The £8m Ardnahoe distillery will be built
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