Gold for Gordon & MacPhail at the International Spirits Challenge 2017

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Leading malt whisky specialist Gordon & MacPhail is celebrating gold medal success at the 2017 International Spirits Challenge (ISC) for its Rare Vintage Glen Grant 1954.


Now in its 22nd year, the ISC is billed as one of the premier events in the spirits calendar and receives more than 1,300 entries from nearly 70 countries worldwide. The competition has built its reputation on a rigorous and independent judging process with experts drawn from across the industry to blind-taste the samples over seven days.

A beautifully full bodied, after dinner dram, matured in a first fill sherry cask, Gordon & MacPhail’s Rare Vintage Glen Grant 1954 is bursting with fruity aromas and flavours. Deliciously smooth with hints of red apples and aromas of aniseed, its mild spices give way to flavours of fresh grapefruit and lemon.

David King, International Sales Director said: “Winning a gold medal at the International Spirits Challenge is an outstanding achievement and is testament to our commitment to seek out the highest quality casks and new make spirit available to create unique expressions for our consumers worldwide.”

Gordon & MacPhail.

Gordon & MacPhail is an independent, family-owned Scotch whisky specialist which has been based in Elgin, Moray, since 1895. Four generations of the Urquhart family have continued the tradition of seeking out the best and rarest Scotch whiskies.

Since its foundation, Gordon & MacPhail’s policy has been to send casks to distilleries throughout Scotland, fill them with new-make spirit, and mature them either at the distillery of origin or in the firm’s own bonded warehouses in Elgin.

Now one of the world’s leading malt whisky specialists, Gordon & MacPhail exports to more than 60 countries. It offers more than 300 presentations of own-bottled single malts. In 2009, Gordon & MacPhail was awarded the prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade; an honour that was bestowed on the business again in 2013 with a visit from HRH The Princess Royal.
In 2015 Gordon & MacPhail made history by bottling the oldest cask ever released – a 75-Year-Old Mortlach, distilled in 1939.

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