Gordon & MacPhail Private Collection Ultra

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Gordon & MacPhail sure know their way around rare single malts, and the Private Collection Ultra just reinforces their commitment to outstanding  whisky quality and character.

Selected by members of the third and fourth generations of the Urquhart family, to celebrate the transition of the family-owned business to the next generation, the Private Collection Ultra brings us four exceptional exprerssions that range in age from 57 to 63 years old and feature names like Strathisla, Mortlach, Glenlivet and Linkwood.

Strathisla  57 Years Old 51.6% (Limited Edition: 61 Bottles)

Distilled in 1957 and bottled in 2014 from an ex-Sherry Hogshead which produced 61 bottles.  It is the oldest Strathisla ever released.  It was selected from the G&M warehouses by current Managing Director Michael Urquhart and his daughter Laura Urquhart, Gordon & MacPhail Brand Manager.

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Mortlach 63 Years Old 42.5% (Limited Edition: 61 Bottles)

Distilled in 1951 and bottled in 2014 from an ex-Sherry Hogshead, the company’s last cask of 1951 Mortlach, which produced 61 bottles.  It was selected from the G&M warehouses by retired joint Managing Director David Urquhart and his twin sons Stuart, Gordon & MacPhail’s Whisky Supply Manager, and Richard, Export Sales Executive.

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Glenlivet 62 Years Old 43.4% (Limited Edition: 69 Bottles)

Initially matured in a first fill ex-Sherry Hogshead before being transferred to another first fill ex-Sherry Hogshead in January 1969.   It is from this cask, No. 69133, that is was bottled in 2014 producing 69 bottles.  It was selected from the G&M warehouses by retired Managing Director Ian Urquhart, his son Neil, Gordon & MacPhail’s Director of Logistics and Facilities, and daughter Jenny Houldsworth, who is a Non-Executive Director of the company.

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Linkwood  61 Years Old 49.4% (Limited Edition: 55 Bottles)

The oldest  Linkwood ever released.  It is from cask No.279, a first fill ex-Sherry Hoghshead which produced 55 bottles.  It was selected from the G&M warehouses by retired director Rosemary Rankin and her son Stephen Rankin, Gordon & MacPhail’s Director of UK Sales.

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Each cask strength whisky is presented in a unique silver plated stoppered glass decanter which is individually numbered and which is contained in an innovative glass, wood and metal container. For more information including tasting notes visit the Gordon & MacPhail website.

Joseph Fields