Gordon & MacPhail has revealed the latest addition to its prestigious Private Collection whiskies at Corrigans Mayfair – and it’s another humdinger.
The Longmorn Distillery 1961 twin cask has been selected by twin brothers Stuart and Richard Urquhart, members of the fourth generation of Urquhart family that owns Gordon & MacPhail, and as the oldest bottlings from Longmorn, the malt already has collectors queuing.
If it’s possible to do so, the whisky specialist has made a habit out of launching extraordinarily rare whiskies during the last 12 months. Last October it was a whisky with a link to World War Two in the form of a 1943 Glenlivet, an incredible malt that originally retailed for £30,000 but subsequently sold for £43,000 at auction in August. Then came the Private Collection Linkwood Distillery 1956, launched in March this year with only 53 decanters, selling for £22,000. Now they offer up a 1961, bottled in 97 sets of twin decanters, sold as a pair for £30,000.