Tasting Notes / Bottles by Gordon & MacPhail



Glenturret 2002 The MacPhails Collection (Gordon and MacPhail)
Glenturret 2002 The MacPhails Collection (Gordon and MacPhail)

A bottle distilled at the first distillery i ever visited, and bottled by the awesome folks at Gordon and MacPhail, not a bad combination in my eyes.

Highland Park 16yr Gordon and MacPhail (The Whisky Exchange Exclusive)
Highland Park 16yr Gordon and MacPhail (The Whisky Exchange Exclusive)

Another The Whisky Exchange Exclusive this time a Highland Park 16 year old bottled on their behalf by Gordon and MacPhail.

Highland Park 8 Year Old (The Macphails Collection)
Highland Park 8 Year Old (The Macphails Collection)

Part of a wee selection of Highland Park whiskies this dram really is worth the money

Inchgower 2002 Connoisseurs Choice (Gordon and MacPhail)
Inchgower 2002 Connoisseurs Choice (Gordon and MacPhail)

Another interesting Gordon and MacPhail whisky in the form of this Inchgower 2002 Connoisseurs Choice bottling.

Inverleven 1984-1996 (Gordon & MacPhail)
Inverleven 1984-1996 (Gordon & MacPhail)

Part of the Jolly Toper Closed Lowland Distilleries tasting that i received the samples from

Linkwood 15 Year Old (Gordon and Macphail)
Linkwood 15 Year Old (Gordon and Macphail)

This dram was tasted as part of the 12 Drams of Xmas series

Linkwood 1972 Speyside Collection (Gordon and MacPhail)
Linkwood 1972 Speyside Collection (Gordon and MacPhail)

When Gordon and MacPhail recently announced the Speyside Collection I was in awe of the array of stunning old drams that were included in the list, when samples arrived I was even more enthralled

Littlemill 1991-2010 (Gordon & MacPhail)
Littlemill 1991-2010 (Gordon & MacPhail)

Part of the Jolly Toper Closed Lowland Distilleries tasting that i received the samples from

Longmorn 1961 Private Collection cask 508 (Gordon and MacPhail)
Longmorn 1961 Private Collection cask 508 (Gordon and MacPhail)

The first of two really rather special Longmorn drams from Gordon and MacPhail this cask 508 was matured in a european oak cask.

Longmorn 1961 Private Collection cask 512 (Gordon and MacPhail)
Longmorn 1961 Private Collection cask 512 (Gordon and MacPhail)

The second of two really rather special Longmorn drams from Gordon and MacPhail this cask 512 was matured in an American oak cask.

Longmorn 1967 Speyside Collection (Gordon and MacPhail)
Longmorn 1967 Speyside Collection (Gordon and MacPhail)

Yet another for me to try from the Gordon and MacPhail Wood Makes the Whisky campaign is this 1967 Vintage Longmorn, which makes me feel like a young whipper snapper.

Longmorn 1973 (Gordon & MacPhail)
Longmorn 1973 (Gordon & MacPhail)

Many thanks to the Steve (@steveprentice) from the Somerset Whisky blog for this sample of Longmorn 1973 from Gordon and MacPhail.

Macallan 2006 Speymalt (Gordon and MacPhail)
Macallan 2006 Speymalt (Gordon and MacPhail)

Another from the Gordon and MacPhail Wood Makes the Whisky campaign this Macallan 2006 from the Speymalt series looks very interesting for what is effectively a 9 year old Macallan.

Mannochmore 1999 Connoisseurs Choice (Gordon and MacPhail)
Mannochmore 1999 Connoisseurs Choice (Gordon and MacPhail)

Mannochmore is yet another of those distilleries that i tend to enjoy but don't tend to pick up as much as i really should do.

Mortlach 15 Year Old (Gordon and MacPhail)
Mortlach 15 Year Old (Gordon and MacPhail)

With the new range of Mortlach official bottlings failing to impress pretty much everyone when we seen this Gordon and MacPhail version it was a must try.

Mortlach 1954 Rare Vintage (Gordon and MacPhail)
Mortlach 1954 Rare Vintage (Gordon and MacPhail)

The final dram on this Gordon and MacPhail Rare Vintages Tweet Tasting from The Whisky Wire was this 1954 Mortlach.

Mortlach 1971-1996 (Gordon and MacPhail)
Mortlach 1971-1996 (Gordon and MacPhail)

This was handed to me by a lovely customer at work, and is from a bottle distilled in 1971 and bottled in 1996.

Mortlach 1987 Connoisseurs Choice (Gordon and MacPhail)
Mortlach 1987 Connoisseurs Choice (Gordon and MacPhail)

I had this thought in my head recently that i hadn't really had a lot of Mortlach, but then i checked out my reviews and actually I've had a fair amount of the Beast of Dufftown over the years but this 31 year old dram, matured in an refill sherry hogshead really has sparked my interest.

Mortlach 75 Year Old (Gordon and MacPhail Generations)
Mortlach 75 Year Old (Gordon and MacPhail Generations)

Sometimes things happen that make you take a double take or really blow you mind and this is one of them after being unable to make the launch event I was luckily sent a sample of this whisky from 1939.

Rosebank 1990 (Gordon and MacPhail)
Rosebank 1990 (Gordon and MacPhail)

Over the years I've made no bones of hiding my love for the Lowland distillery Rosebank, closed a few years after i turned 18 this triple distilled Lowland lady still holds strings on my heart.