Gordon & MacPhail (G&M), established in 1895, is arguably the most established “Independent Bottlers” that is still owned and operated by the Urquhart family. They boast an extensive range of single malt whiskies available from numerous distilleries – some mothballed, some demolished and of course others still very active. With such formidable relationships that span generations, their whiskies are bought as “new make” spirit and aged in carefully selected casks either in their dunnage warehouse in Elgin or at the distilleries themselves. Unlike some other competitors, they do not buy aged whiskies for rebottling and believe adamantly in perfecting the match between spirit, oak and time.
Since 1968, almost 100 distilleries have been featured as part of the range, with over 2,000 individual bottlings, each telling its life story through its label: cask type, bottling date, strength, vintage, and tasting note.