Established as a grocery business in 1895 in the heart of Scotland’s Speyside region, offering all manner of groceries from around the world such as teas, coffees, wines and whisky. Their appreciation of the rich tapestry of flavours they encountered led the founders, James Gordon and John Alexander MacPhail, to seek out and complement this varied stock with equally fine produce in the form of Speyside’s many and varied single malt Scotch whiskies. With the purchase of Benromach distillery plus an unparalleled stock of aged and maturing casks of single malt G&M are one of the leading whisky businesses in the UK.
Gordon & MacPhail Private Collection Port Ellen 1979
Only 407 bottles from on refill sherry puncheon cask number 7236.
Rich aromas of sun ripened red apple with delicate sweet spice. Notes of strawberry liquorice with tangy citrus elements give way to subtle smoked kipper notes.
Mouth warming crushed balck pepper is followed by flavours of baked apple. Traces of fresh orange entwine with mature oak. A slight herbal edge develops.
Long and sweet on the finish with wisps of peat smoke.