Glenlivet Decades Gordon and MacPhail Private Collection 5 x 70cl
The following lot is for a beautiful collection of whisky from the Glenlivet distillery that spans five decades from the 1950s through to the 1990s, and is one of only 50 sets produced.
Well-known as the oldest licensed distillery in Scotland, for many years ‘Glenlivet’ was a byword for quality, with many single malts using the Glenlivet suffix in an attempt to reap the benefits of associating themselves with the Banffshire distillery. Indeed, owners Pernod-Ricard now put a heavy focus on the brand being ‘The Glenlivet’, encouraging their consumers not to accept any imitations. Glenlivet is in a long-running battle with Glenfiddich for the title of best-selling single malt, with both now selling over a million cases a year. George Smith secured a license to legally distil at Glenlivet in 1824, and it remained family-run until 1978 when Seagram bought a controlling stake in what had by then become The Glenlivet Distilleries Ltd, and counting assets such as Glen Grant, Benriach and Longmorn among its portfolio. When Seagram collapsed in 2001, Pernod-Ricard acquired its sizeable Chivas Brothers Scotch whisky division, with Glenlivet the crown jewel in an empire rivalled only by Diageo.
This whisky was distilled on 26th November 1954 and laid to rest in single first-fill sherry hogshead #2736 before being bottled in December 2010.
This whisky was distilled on 29th March 1963 and laid to rest in first-fill American Hogsheads #1723 & #1726 before being bottled in November 2010.
This whisky was distilled on 13th May 1974 and laid to rest in first-fill sherry hogshead #8404 before being bottled in December 2010.
This whisky was distilled on 23rd may 1980 and laid to rest in refill American hogshead #12032 before being bottled in December 2010.
This whisky was distilled on 19th April 1991 and laid to rest in single refill sherry hogshead #48299 before being bottled in December 2010.
A book is also included which details the history of the relationship between Glenlivet and Gordon & MacPhail.
This is from the Gordon & MacPhail Private Collection range. This is an earlier addition to the series, before it replaced Rare Old as their premium label in 2018. These older editions often focussed on cask finishing, or simply on exceptional older vintage casks.
This lot will include a five bottle shipping fee.
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Please note: Due to the various ages of bottles and their seals, condition of liquid is at the buyer's discretion and no claim can be lodged against failure/leakage in transit.