Linkwood 1956 Private Collection (Gordon & MacPhail)
Gordon & MacPhail Private Collection // Speyside, Scotland
Released March 2018, this bottling is from the Private Collection series from independent bottler Gordon & MacPhail. Distilled on the 3rd of January 1956, it is the last 1950s cask of Linkwood in Gordon & MacPhail's vast inventory and believed to be the last 1950s cask from the distillery globally. This was one of the last casks laid down by John Urquhart, first generation member of the family that owns Gordon & MacPhail, before he retired the following month. This single malt aged for six decades in a first-fill sherry hogshead and was bottled at cask strength of 49.4% ABV. A total of 53 decanters were hand-blown and individually numbered and come with a certificate of authenticity signed by Stephen Rankin.
Single MaltDistilled in pot stills from 100% malted barley, produced at one distillery, aged in barrels; if Scotch or Irish, must be aged for at least three years.
Cask Typefirst-fill sherry hogshead