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Leading whisky specialist Gordon & MacPhail wins top industry awards

Scotch malt whisky specialists Gordon & MacPhail are celebrating after winning a clutch of awards at two prestigious events this month. 

Published: May 30, 2016
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The family-owned company has been presented with both a gold and silver medal at the International Spirits Challenge, and a Master and silver award at the Scotch Whisky Masters.

Rare Vintage Strathisla 1967, one of the whiskies from Gordon & MacPhail’s exclusive Rare Vintage range, was awarded a gold medal at the International Spirits Challenge - one of the most respected and influential spirits competitions in the world, with over 1,300 entries from more than 70 countries were assessed by an experienced panel of specialist judges.



Distillery Labels Glentauchers 1996 was also presented with a silver medal in recognition of its complex flavours and rich chocolate edge.

Rare Vintage Longmorn 1967 was crowned ‘Master’ of Speyside single malts aged over 31 years in The Scotch Whisky Masters 2016, which saw a record-breaking number of whiskies battle it out to be named a Master of their category, from blends through to single malts from various regions, including Speyside and Islay.

Winner of the silver award in the Speyside single malt aged 13-18 years’ category, Connoisseurs Choice Glen Elgin 1998 impressed the judges with its unique flavour profile.

These recent wins follow an outstanding year for the company, which saw a number of products in its extensive range of whiskies honoured with prestigious awards throughout the course of 2015.

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Amongst these accolades the world’s most exclusive whisky, Generations Mortlach 75 Years Old by Gordon & MacPhail, which was released in September 2015 to great acclaim by whisky lovers and the industry, was presented with the Master Award by the Spirits Business Design Masters.

Stephen Rankin, UK Sales Director and a member of the fourth generation of the Urquhart family who own Gordon & MacPhail, said: “At Gordon & MacPhail we are dedicated to providing whisky lovers across the world with high quality products, which are lovingly hand crafted by experts in their field.

“Winning these awards alongside numerous other accolades over recent years demonstrates our commitment to producing quality whisky, something which has clearly been recognised by some of the most influential leaders in the spirits industry.”

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