Gordon & MacPhail honours silent distilleries with rare whisky releases
Single malt Scotch whisky creator Gordon & MacPhail has unveiled its Summer Collection, which includes some of the oldest ever whisky releases from two silent distilleries.
Gordon & MacPhail 1969 from Dallas Dhu Distillery
With only 176 bottles of the Gordon & MacPhail 1969 from Dallas Dhu Distillery available worldwide, this exceptional whisky is as unique as it is rare. Matured in a refill Sherry hogshead cask, this exquisite whisky offers delicious flavours of sweet toffee apples on the palate, complemented by a slight hint of roasted coffee beans on the finish.
Laid down the year prior to the distillery closing its doors for the last time in 1983, only 161 bottles of the Gordon & MacPhail 1982 from St. Magdalene Distillery have been released worldwide. Matured in cask no. 2092, a refill American hogshead, this whisky has hints of cracked black pepper and candied tropical fruits on the palate leading into a light and delicate finish.
Gordon & MacPhail 1966 from Longmorn Distillery
Also joining the Summer Collection is a third ‘Private Collection’ release. The Gordon & MacPhail 1966 from Longmorn Distillery has been matured in a first fill Sherry butt, which has delivered intense sweet fruitcake aroma and dark fruits on the palate. Just 398 bottles of this 53-Year-Old whisky are available worldwide.
Further releases from the 2019 Summer Collection include Connoisseurs Choice 1989 from Balblair Distillery, Connoisseurs Choice 2006 from Caol Ila Distillery and Connoisseurs Choice 1995 from Royal Brackla Distillery.