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Gordon and MacPhail

Gordon and MacPhail opened their premises on South Street, Elgin on the 24th May 1895. The company was founded by James Gordon and John Alexander MacPhail and they decreed their product would be ‘a superior article at a popular price’. As did many whisky traders, Gordon and MacPhail sold other products in addition to whisky; they were a grocers as well as a wine and spirits merchant. However, there was always an inclination toward dark spirits. The original whisky products included their range of own-label blends and matured whiskies.

Today, Gordon and MacPhail are a leading distributor as well as a selector and vendor of many whiskies and blends. Today, they have an extensive range of fine, and often rare, single malts, known as Connoisseur’s Choice. Gordon and MacPhail also stock one of the largest ranges of whisky to be found anywhere, operating from their original premises on South Street. In 1993, Gordon and MacPhail purchased the silent Benromach distillery which was reopened by the Prince of Wales in 1998. In 2004, Benromach launched Traditional, the first official release from Benromach since its previous closure.

On the 24th May 2005, the company celebrated 110 years of business. Gordon and MacPhail have also released various blends under names including Glen Calder, Avonside and Ben Alder.

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Distillery Address

Elgin, Moray

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An 8 year old whisky from Gordon and MacPhail, named for one of the company's founders, James Gordon.  More info
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A special Christmas themed whisky for anyone feeling festive. This was bottled under Gordon and MacPhail's label, having been matured for 10 years in first and refill sherry casks. The bottlers...  More info
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A 30 year old single malt from a secret distillery. This was aged in Gordon and MacPhail's own casks, which were first fill sherry in this case. This is a rich, thick drams with loads of complexity.  More info
A blended whisky named for the Scottish Urquhart clan.  More info
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A 1955 Glen Avon, distilled in a unnamed distillery. This is a smooth, smoky and sherried dram, matured in a first fill sherry butt.  More info
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Gordon and MacPhail describe this as "balanced - nice array of aromas and flavours". This is a 1958 vintage from the Glen Gordon range of Speyside vatted malts, named for the Gordon Clan.  More info
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This Secret Stills bottling is from a secret distillery in the Lowlands, distilled in 1989. The bottlers ask "can you unravel the secret…?" Well, can you? It was distilled at Dalmuir in the Lowlands...  More info
A 1960 vintage, distilled to order and matured in Gordon and MacPhail's own casks. As with all of the MacPhail's range, we can't actually tell you which distillery this is from, it's a secretà  More info
A 10 year old matured in Gordon and MacPhail's own casks. We can't tell you the name of the distillery, that's a secret, but we can tell you this offers classic Speyside style.  More info
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