Gordon & MacPhail Mr George edition

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Gordon & MacPhail hylder deres ‘Father of Single Malt’ George Urquhart med en Centenary Release.
Et fad fra Glen Grant, fyldt i 1956 og aftappet 62 år efter er blevet til Mr George Centenary edition.

Whisky skribenten Charles MacLean fortæller: "It is no exaggeration to say that George Urquhart was the father, the originator, of the current success and appreciation of Scotch malt whiskies."



George kom ind i Gordon & MacPhail i 1933 og arbejdede sammen med sin John, der blev ene ejer i 1915.

"‘Mr George’ went on to develop a deep understanding of Scotch whisky, especially the unique interaction that occurs over time between spirit and cask. He was instrumental to the success of single malt, championing it at a time when the vast majority of whisky went towards the production of blends. In 1968, he created the Connoisseurs Choice range giving little-known distilleries a platform to have their whisky enjoyed in its simplest form, as aged single malt."


Valget af fadet til denne aftapning blev gjort af barnebarnet Stuart, der er Operations Director hos Gordon & MacPhail i dag.
Fadet blev udvalgt af George Urquhart den 13. december 1956, en first fill Sherry Butt.

Stephen Rankin, Gordon & MacPhail’s Director of Prestige siger: "My grandfather’s drive, commitment and foresight helped to ensure that single malt Scotch whisky grew in popularity. His introduction of the Connoisseurs Choice range in 1968 was a landmark moment for the sector, launched as several new export markets opened and growth in demand for single malts came from countries including Italy."

Der kommer 235 flasker af Gordon & MacPhail Mr George Centenary Edition 1956 fra Glen Grant Distillerytil en pris af £5000.

Kilde: Gordon & MacPhail

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