Gordon & MacPhail has introduced the discharge of a 1979 Mosstowie from Miltonduff Distillery.
The Mosstowie whisky was produced utilizing Miltonduff’s Lomond stills, and is the third of the bottler’s particular releases to come back from casks crammed at closed distilleries or made on Lomond stills which might be not in manufacturing.
“With no official bottling ever obtainable of the elusive Mosstowie malt, we’re notably excited to carry this particular whisky to the market,” mentioned Stephen Rankin, Director of Status for Godon and MacPhail.
Described as ‘smoky and comfortable’ the Mosstowie has a nostril of vanilla pod, butterscotch and stewed apples. The palate gives black pepper, spiced grapefruit, darkish chocolate and raspberry taste.
Mosstowie was based in 1964 by Hiram Walker, who used Lomond stills as a result of number of flavour profiles it produced. Nonetheless, the stills used to make Mosstowie have been eliminated in 1981 as a result of issue of cleansing its longer arms.
The Gordon & MacPhail 1979 Mosstowie is the bottler’s final remaining cask from the distillery. The 40-year-old whisky was laid down in Gordon & MacPhail’s Elgin warehouse on Thursday 13 September 1979 in cask quantity 20323, a refill Sherry Hogshead.
Bottled at 49.8% ABV, there are solely 164 bottles of the whisky obtainable globally. Like the remainder of the anniversary bottlings, the 40-year-old whisky is priced at RRP £1,500 (US$1,956).
The 1979 Mosstowie is the third of 4 Gordon & MacPhail uncommon single malts to mark its a hundred and twenty fifth anniversary this yr.
“Every of the extraordinarily uncommon whiskies launched to commemorate our a hundred and twenty fifth anniversary is actually distinctive as they’re the final cask of that exact make we’ve maturing in our warehouse,” mentioned Rankin.
“They’re bottled from the final remaining casks we’ve from these distilleries and marks an emotional second for my household as they depart the Gordon & MacPhail warehouse after being left to mature by my grandfather many many years in the past.
“These single malts characterize not solely the abilities and experience in whisky maturation constructed and handed down by way of generations, but additionally the eagerness we’ve in advocating the invention of uncommon whiskies from a few of Scotland’s lesser recognized, however a lot wanted, distilleries.”
The Gordon & MacPhail 1972 from Coleburn Distillery in Speyside was the primary of the commemorative whiskies to be launched, adopted by the launch of a 1984 expression from Glenury Royal final month.
The ultimate commemorative whisky can be launched on 7 December.
Gordon and MacPhail have additionally simply launched extra details about the Cairn, their distinctive distillery which is at the moment beneath building. The Cairn is because of open throughout the spring of 2022.
For extra data go to www.gordonandmacphail.com.