51.7% | 70cl
To commemorate what would have been his centenary year in 2019, Gordon & MacPhail released this superb example of Mr George Urquhart's legacy. Charles Maclean describes him as the father of the modern interest in malt whisky. He was aging whiskies in for far longer than anyone else in the trade was at that time and for us, as whisky drinkers, we are benefiting from his legacy.
The spirit, from one of his favourite distilleries, Glen Grant, was personally matched by Mr George to an oak cask made to his specific requirements. It was laid down in 1956, the year he became the company's senior partner.
This 'Centenary Edition' was distilled 13th December 1956 and matured for and incredible 62 years in a first fill sherry butt. Bottled 27th June 2019, only 235 bottles were filled from cask #4455 at natural cask strength, 51.7% vol.
Official Tasting Notes
Nose: Sherry aromas give way to caramelised brown sugar.
Palate: Sun-dried fruits, rich dark chocolate praline and citrus zest are met with nuances of subtle smoke.