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20 Jan 2021

The first highly anticipated Scottish whisky release of 2021: Gordon & MacPhail 72-Year-Old, Glen Grant 1948 Single Malt Whisky

Gordon & MacPhail 72YO

World-renowned Gordon & MacPhail is bringing whisky collectors a taste of the bygone era with Gordon & MacPhail 72-Year-Old, Glen Grant 1948 Single Malt Whisky (Gordon & MacPhail 72YO). One of the oldest and most prestigious whisky casks in existence today, the bottle exemplifies Gordon & MacPhail’s core values of delivering the best quality products with only 290 exclusive units available worldwide. The highly-sought-after whisky will make its first market appearance at the Bonhams whisky auction on 29 January 2021.  

Featured on the front cover of Bonhams’ whisky catalogue, the desirable number 88 bottle will debut in Hong Kong – the established world hub for the most exclusive whisky releases. Following Gordon & MacPhail’s spectacular 70-Year-Old Glenlivet sale for GBP43,000 in the UK, the new release expects to break this record with its value and rarity. The Gordon & MacPhail 72YO has a book estimate of HK$300,000 – $380,000. With whiskies of this age reaching a value of more than HK$1,000,000, this bottle will age well as a priceless item in any collection. 

Recently heralded by Scotland’s most famous whisky critic, Charles MacLean, as one of the most incredible whiskies of his 40-year career, the Gordon & MacPhail 72YO features a deep amber hue from the Oloroso sherry aged in an American oak ex-sherry cask. Its aroma has a mellow and simultaneously lively scent. The top notes include Christmas cake moistened with Oloroso sherry, with a slightly burnt base. The end product has an overall dry nose-feel supported by notes of prune juice and baked apple skin. The base notes derive from oak (shavings, coconut, traces of treacle toffee), and chocolate and liquorice coffee grounds. 

To make a bid for the elusive Gordon & MacPhail 72YO number 88 bottle, registration for Bonhams whisky auction is now open. The official global release is currently scheduled for late March 2021. 

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