Our 'Generations' range showcases the longest matured Scotch whisky ever to be bottled. This coming together of spirit selection and quality cask curation, matched with decades of knowledge and expertise, has resulted in a collection of whiskies which captures the finest moments of Scotland’s liquid history: each and every one maturing under the direction and ownership of four generations of the Urquhart family.
Our first three releases from the 'Generations' range comprised two single casks from the Mortlach Distillery and one single cask from Glenlivet, all bottled as single casks, both distilleries representing the rich, diverse heritage of whisky making in the Speyside region.
The first 'Generations' was a 70 year old Mortlach, filled into one of our own casks on 15th October 1938 under the watchful eye of John Urquhart, the first of the four generations of the family to forge the future at Gordon & MacPhail. Seventy years later, this monumental whisky had reached perfection and was released at the historic surroundings of Edinburgh Castle on the 70th day of 2010.
The second release in this peerless range came in the form of Cask 339 from Glenlivet Distillery - one of fifteen, first fill Sherry butts ordered to be filled on 3rd February 1940 by John Urquhart. Initially left to mature at the distillery, the cask was moved forty years later to our own bonded warehouses in Elgin, where it slumbered away for a further thirty years before being bottled, at 70 years old, and released in 2011 at Edinburgh Castle. A second bottling from the same cask was released in 2012 and launched in Vancouver.
Our 'Generations' range is reserved for our most exclusive single malt whiskies. The latest release is another outstanding single cask from Speyside’s Mortlach Distillery, this time aged for 75 years and launched at the Royal Opera House in London, once again demonstrating the unrivalled complexity and wisdom unique to this range.