Gordon & MacPhail is one of the oldest independent bottlers in Scotland. They were founded in 1895 in Elgin in Scotland’s north-east and have since gone on to have one of the finest expression lists (and indeed reputations) in the industry today.

According to their website, the business began by selling a wide range of quality groceries, including tea, coffee and of course, whisky!

In 1915, John Urquhart joined the business as an apprentice and he assisted in selecting and buying whiskies from across Speyside and beyond. He developed an extraordinary nose and a deep understanding of the processes involved in creating a premium quality dram. He passed this expert knowledge down through his family, who were to become an enormous part of the bottler’s history.

Through building relationships with distillers around Scotland, Gordon & MacPhail acquired access to warehouses where they would taste a seemingly endless number of casks before deciding on the whiskies that were right for them.

Over time they built up an expression list to be drooled over and today they are as successful as ever.

Sometimes their whiskies are bottled straight from the cask they were purchased in, and other times they transfer the spirit into carefully selected casks of their own before allowing them to mature for longer.

With an expression list that includes whisky from 70 different distilleries and an invaluable knowledge that has been passed down through generations, Gordon & MacPhail really can be classed as masters of their trade.

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A popular following surrounds these bottles, in a similar way to the 1930s and 1940s George and JG Smith bottles. These are historic and very difficult to come by. All four bottles come with original boxes. In good condition with fill levels around mid-lower neck.
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This Glen Mhor 1965 scotch whisky set contains two stunning expression created and bottled by popular indie bottler, Gordon & MacPhail. The whisky was distilled in 1965 at the now silent Glen Mhor distillery. It as then matured for around 30 years before bottling in 1994 and 1997 respectively.  Each whisky brings an incredible array […]

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An exciting 1998 Macallan that makes up part of Gordon & MacPhails acclaimed Speymalt series. The whisky was bottled some 18 years after it was distilled and offers an authentic and unspoiled taste of one the world’s favourite distilleries. More from Gordon & MacPhail More from Macallan

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Strathisla 1963 is a vintage Strathisla by veteran independent bottlers Gordon & Macphail. Bottled in 2011 after almost 40 years of maturation, this is a classic example of an old sherried Speyside whisky.
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This beautiful Tomatin single malt whisky was distilled in the Scottish Highlands in 1989 and matured in refill American hogshead casks for nearly 22 years before being bottled and released by Gordon & MacPhail in 2011 as part of their hugely popular Connoisseurs Choice range. It’s an exquisite, rich whisky that brings a range of […]

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