On 5th February 2020, leaning on the unique skill and experience acquired by over more than 125 years, Gordon & MacPhail took the decision to finally bottle the cask's precious contents, which resulted in a limited edition
of only 250 bottles. With this release, Gordon & MacPhail has topped even themselves. The single malt purveyor and independent bottler, one of the most notable players in the industry, has been making
waves for oldest-ever whiskies since 2010. As part of its Generations range, so named because the family-owned company has seen four generations of service; its past releases include whiskies as old as 75 years old from
the Glenlivet and Mortlach distillery.
This extraordinary release is distinguished by a partnership with Sir David Adjaye,
the renowned Ghanaian-British architect reputed for his artistic touch. His work
is often grounded by a thorough and learned understanding of local traditions and crafts, and this will now be extended
to the old art of whisky-making – in particular, that of the oak wood that forms a whisky
cask. 'Artistry in Oak' was the theme of the project, and Adjaye's efforts are expressed in the oak-topped decanter that appears to be crafted out of a single solid crystal block. The decanter's manufacture was entrusted
to the artisans of Glencairn Crystal Studio, a family-owned Scottish business, while its oak top is similarly sourced from Wardour Workshops in England.