Gordon & Macphail’s tribute to Mr George Urquhart, who pioneered the company’s single malt portfolio during the 20th century, leaving an incredible legacy fittingly summed up by Charlie Maclean who calls him the ‘father of single malt’. This release is the first in a new Legacy Series, presenting some long aged masterpieces from G&M’s vast inventory.
This whisky was distilled at Glen Grant and filled into a first-fill sherry butt on Christmas Eve 1953, where it spent the entirety of its 67 years until 5th January 2021.
A single cask release of only 355 bottles.
Nose : Soft aromas of beeswax polish give way to stewed fruit and toasted hazelnuts. Subtle orange peel complements rich ginger notes.
Palate : Autumnal spice and ripe plum flavours combine with light blackcurrant undertones. Treacle comes to the fore alongside a light touch of fresh mint.
Finish : A full-bodied and long finish with lingering fruit, spice and a delicate hint of bonfire embers.