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The most recent whisky within the annual collection to rejoice the legacy of George Urquhart – Gordon & MacPhail’s final ever cask from 1959 – has been launched this week.

Matured in a Gordon & MacPhail cask for greater than six a long time, the Mr George Legacy 1959 from Glen Grant Distillery encompasses a family tree chart on the label, field and certificates, highlighting the significance of guiding rules handed down from one era to the following.

‘Mr George’ as he was recognized, joined his father, John, on the household enterprise ninety years in the past in 1933 and have become a key advocate of single malt whisky at a time when most whisky was used for mixing functions. Referred to by famend whisky author Charlie MacLean as ‘the daddy of single malt’, George Urquhart was a agency believer in equity, understanding, the significance of neighborhood and planning, guiding rules which are honoured at Gordon & MacPhail to today.

The whisky was matured in cask no. 3665, a first-fill Sherry butt. Simply 368 bottles can be found at a outstanding cask power of 56.5% ABV, offering a wealthy and sophisticated dram that retains a refined smokiness not present in fashionable Speyside whiskies.

Distilled on Thursday 15th October 1959, this 63-12 months-Previous version of the Legacy Sequence – the third – has an RSP of £6,499*.

On the nostril, aromatic autumnal spice aromas intertwine with candy, dried fruit and demerara sugar. To style, stewed pink fruit flavours result in Seville orange with a touch of backyard mint.  Tart raspberry notes then develop, accompanied by cocoa powder and mature oak, earlier than giving solution to a full end with lingering notes of cinnamon and forest fruits.

Stuart Urquhart, grandson of Mr George and Gordon & MacPhail’s Operations Director, mentioned: “Ninety years in the past, my grandfather, Mr George, joined Gordon & MacPhail as an apprentice to his father, John, and his philosophy and rules reside on by the enterprise at the moment.

“Mr George’s consideration to element and unwavering dedication to high quality stay the muse stones of our enterprise, together with a forward-looking method and refusal to bow to conference. This drastically aged single malt whisky is a becoming tribute to this ethos.”

Charlie MacLean, whisky skilled, remarked: “An impressive outdated whisky, splendidly complicated, however nonetheless vigorous in however its superior age. One other worthy tribute to Mr George Urquhart, the person who put malt whisky on the map.”

Celebrating its 125th anniversary in 2020, Gordon & MacPhail has constructed up a formidable assortment of whiskies from over 100 distilleries maturing in its warehouses, a testomony to the shut relationships cast with Scotland’s distilleries over many a long time.

For extra info, go to www.gordonandmacphail.com


Gordon & MacPhail Mr George Legacy 1959 from Glen Grant Distillery

Glen Grant 1959

56.5% ABV

Stuffed: 15 October 1959

Bottled: 02 November 2022

Age: 63

Cask Kind/ Quantity: First-Fill Sherry Cask, 3665

Outturn of 368 bottles

Tasting notes:


Aromatic autumnal spice aromas intertwine with candy, dried fruit and demerara sugar. Gentle citrus zest involves the fore alongside beeswax polish and walnut.


Stewed pink fruit flavours result in Seville orange with a touch of backyard mint. Tart raspberry notes develop accompanied by cocoa powder and mature oak.


A full end with lingering cinnamon and forest fruits.

About Gordon & MacPhail Whiskies:

For over 125 years, Gordon & MacPhail has been pushed by a easy mission: to create single malt Scotch whisky of remarkable high quality. Via 4 generations of household possession, the corporate has matched spirit from over 100 Scottish distilleries to its personal bespoke casks. It’s this distinctive depth and breadth of expertise that permits Gordon & MacPhail to mix oak, spirit and time to create a portfolio of iconic whiskies discovered nowhere else on the planet.

  • ‘Discovery’ – This flavour-led vary is the proper introduction to our portfolio of high quality single malt Scotch whiskies
  • ‘Distillery Labels’ – A spread celebrating our long-standing relationships with Scotland’s distilleries
  • Connoisseurs Alternative’ – The guts of our portfolio. All the time distinctive, these non-chill-filtered, pure colored, small batch expressions are real one-offs.
  • ‘Non-public Assortment’ – Significantly-aged single malts from celebrated, little-known, or closed distilleries specifically chosen by members of the Urquhart household
  • Generations’ – A prestigious assortment of outdated, uncommon, and unique masterpieces

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