Posts Tagged “Gordon and MacPhail”

Benromach 10 Year Old – Is the Hype Justified?

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Benromach 10 Year Old – Is the Hype Justified?

Last year, Benromach revamped their core range lineup and the 10 year old was relaunched (or repackaged) together with a new 10 year old at cask strength (to be reviewed tomorrow) and a whirlwind of attention rose around the got a lot of attention, especially from the geeks. There were also all kinds of prizes,…

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Benromach Week – Speyside’s Smallest (old) Distillery

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Benromach Week – Speyside’s Smallest (old) Distillery

Until Ballindalloch Distillery was established in 2014, Benromach was Speyside’s smallest distillery. Independent bottler Gordon & MacPhail owns Benromach, having bought it in 1993. It seems like every independent bottler is now opening their own distillery, but for G&M, this is not a new trend. In fact, G&M were in a bidding war for Strathisla in 1950, but lost…

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Craigellachie Coming Through With a Lovely Sherry Bomb

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Craigellachie Coming Through With a Lovely Sherry Bomb

It’s well known that Gordon and MacPhail has their own approach to barrels. They source their own casks, with a specialty in sherry casks from Jerez, and have them filled at the distilleries. They currently own some 35,000 casks maturing in Elgin, at Benromach and in various distilleries. G&M bottles about 1000 casks every year….

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1953 Linkwood – Gordon & MacPhail’s new Private Collection Ultra – Part 4

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1953 Linkwood – Gordon & MacPhail’s new Private Collection Ultra – Part 4

Now we reach the final post in the series reviewing the dram I found to be the top of these top drams – the 1953 Linkwood. G&M has a long standing relationship with the distillery, producing a 15 and 25 year old in the “Distillery Label” series, basically a stand in for official bottlings (like the…

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1957 Strathisla – Gordon & MacPhail’s new Private Collection Ultra – Part 3

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1957 Strathisla – Gordon & MacPhail’s new Private Collection Ultra – Part 3

At the Gordon and MacPhail tasting at the London Whisky Show I thought the two best whiskies were the first and the last ones we tasted. The 1953 Linkwood was the best of the four in my opinion, and will be reviewed tomorrow, and the 1951 Strathisla was the most interesting of the bunch. Strathisla…

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1952 Glenlivet – Gordon & MacPhail’s new Private Collection Ultra – Part 2

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1952 Glenlivet – Gordon & MacPhail’s new Private Collection Ultra – Part 2

This is part 2 of a four part series on the Gordon & MacPhail Private Collection Ultra masterclass at the London Whisky Show. If you didn’t catch part 1,  you can read it here. The 1952 Glenlivet was chosen by the branch that didn’t make it to London for the show, Ian Urquhart and his…

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Gordon & MacPhail’s new Private Collection Ultra – Masterclass at The Whisky Show

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Gordon & MacPhail’s new Private Collection Ultra – Masterclass at The Whisky Show

Gordon & MacPhail’s just saw the transfer of management from the third to the fourth generation and the completion of this move, with the retirement of Michael Urquhart. To celebrate that, the four Urquhart third generationals each chose a cask together with their children continuing in the business, which were the basis for the new Private…

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