By: David Othenin-Girard | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 7/28/2015 | Send Email
The magnificent Gordon & Macphail's is famous for their incredible stocks of wonderful old whisky. They're a merchant bottler that's been in Elgin for over 200 years, and that means they've got relationships with the region's top distilleries that go back just as long. For some time they were indeed the official bottler of several famous distilleries whose operations rarely included proper bottling lines. Now, Gordon & Macphail, thanks to these age-old relationships, has some old stocks that even the distilleries themselves do not own. Rest assured that Macallan has tried countless times to purchase these stocks back from G&M, no doubt to repackage in crystal and sell upwards of $10k. While the prices from the venerated merchant have gone up they still destroy the distillery's OB offerings, while maintaining a level of quality and consistency that is non-existent in the competition's independent bottlings from this special distillery. Anyway, if you're seriously considering dropping the coin for a OB Mac 25 year, this bottle should make you reconsider that decision, because while it may not have the flashy Bentley exterior, you can be sure that it's got a massive Rolls-Royce jet engine under the hood.