Glenlivet 1943 – Private Collection – 40% A rare and exclusive release out of Elgin as Gordon & MacPhail release the Private Collection Glenlivet 1943 by Gordon & MacPhail.
This whisky was laid down in the middle of World War 2 on 14 January 1943.
Casks from this time always have been rare as by
the winter of 1943 the war had severely curtail production of whisky in Scotland.
Prices and duty were on the rise and rationing meant raw ingredients
were in increasingly short supply.
Many Scottish distilleries were close after October 1942,
The Glenlivet continue a little bit longer but also halt production in the Spring of 1943.
in addition, Gordon & MacPhail describe the whisky as rich chestnut brown in colour, the Private Collection Glenlivet 1943 by Gordon & MacPhail is a whisky of great balance
and approachability. A full, fresh flavor of dark chocolate, oranges,
and oakiness intermingles with treacle and liquorice and culminates with a subtle,
ashy smokiness and an incredibly long finish.
The whisky mature in Cask 121.
This cask was select by John and George Urquhart,
first and second generation of the Urquhart family for filling at the Glenlivet Distillery.
Stephen Rankin, a director of the company and John Urquhart’s great-grandson,
made the decision to bottle it.
The release of Cask 121 also represents the last 1943 vintage from the Gordon & MacPhail stock inventory.
Stephen Rankin said: “
also, This beautiful whisky has been nurture
and care for by four generations of our family and it gives us enormous pleasure to release this unique and incredibly rare single malt.
“Gordon & MacPhail has been in the whisky business for over 122 years,
with each generation building and handing on a lifetime’s expertise to the next.
We believe Private Collection Glenlivet 1943 by Gordon & MacPhail is a malt without comparison from a defining date in the history of a world in conflict.
“Today, whisky is a wonderfully unifying drink
and this rare example gives people from across the world the chance to own
and savour a defining piece of Scotland’s liquid history.”
The end result of being left to mature in a refill sherry cask for a staggering 55 years,
this stunning Glenlivet was distilled at the height of World War Two and selected all those years later as part of Gordon & MacPhail’s Private Collections series.
Dark, fruity and complex but above all – simply breathtaking