An Elgin-based, family run company has been awarded a top prize at the renowned San Francisco World Spirits Competition for rare single Malt whisky

Independent malt whisky specialist, Gordon & MacPhail, will be celebrating with a dram or two after receiving one of the top accolades in the San Francisco World Spirits Competition (SFWSC).

Their Rare Vintage Glen Grant 1954 single malt received a double gold award, the highest medal available, in the San Francisco World Spirits Competition after impressing forty-three spirit experts who judged a record-breaking 2,100 entries.

David King, International Sales Director, said: “Receiving these awards from some of the industry’s most influential experts is testament our expertise in the selection of the finest casks for whisky maturation and acknowledgement of the hard work and dedication of everyone at Gordon & MacPhail.

“Since 1895, we have been carefully matching each cask to the new-make spirit before nurturing and maturing our whiskies into unique single malts. It is a craft that we have passed down through the generations. We are committed to seeking out and lovingly maturing unique spirits into an exciting portfolio of expressions to be enjoyed by whisky drinkers worldwide.”

Launched in 2000, the San Francisco World Spirits Competition has become one of the most influential competitions in the spirits calendar due to the integrity and impartiality of the judging process. Scored by leading figures from across the industry, each sample is blind tested without producer or price point information being revealed.

 

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