Gordon & MacPhail's Generations 80 years old from Glenlivet Distillery

The team at Whisky Galore are proud to present the oldest whisky in the world, the 80 year old Glenlivet, part of Gordon & MacPhail's Generations series. Please see below for the full story behind this iconic whisky release.

Out of stock

distilled in 1940

at Glenlivet distillery

Distilled in 1940 at the Glenlivet distillery in Speyside, Scotland,
this is the oldest whisky ever released from an era in which few distilleries were operational due to World War II.

VIEW THE FILM

80 years old

liquid history

Bottled from a single cask that was laid down on the 3rd of February 1940, and carefully watched over for 8 decades. Cask No. 340 yielded just 250 decanters for world-wide release.

four generations

Gordon & MacPhail

George Urquhart and his father, John, had the extraordinary foresight and vision to lay down spirit from Glenlivet Distillery in a bespoke Gordon & MacPhail cask to be enjoyed by future generations.

This whisky was only made possible by the inter-generational dedication & passion of the Urquhart family and their team at Gordon & MacPhail.

a unique design

the collaboration

The bespoke decanter and oak plinth were designed by Sir David Adjaye OBE, one of the most acclaimed architects in the world. Working with Gordon & MacPhail and Glencairn Crystal, they have created one of the most striking bottles to hold whisky ever made.

expressions of interest

coming soon

This special release will be coming to New Zealand soon. For more information and expressions of interest for the Generations, please contact us below or phone our team on 03 3776824

contact us

more from gordon & Macphail

This new expression comes from Gordon & MacPhail's 'discovery' range, offering fine examples ...

Presented in a beautiful oak wooden box, this new expression comes from Gordon & MacPhail's c...

Distilled in 1990 at one of the most famous names in all of whisky, this single cask bottling com...

After 15 years maturation by independent bottlers Gordon and MacPhail in refill sherry casks, the...

Matured for 25 years years exclusively in ex-Sherry casks, this acclaimed bottling by Gordon &...

Distilled in 2005 at Longmorn, this new vintage is part of Gordon & MacPhail's traditional di...

Part of famed independent bottler Gordon & MacPhail's new 'Discovery' range, this 10 year old...

The Mortlach distillery is one of the most defining examples of the traditional Speyside single m...

Selected by Scotland's acclaimed independent bottler Gordon & MacPhail, this Mortlach was fil...

This Mortlach 25 year old is part of Gordon & MacPhail's famous 'distillery label' series, wi...

The St Magdalene distillery, also known as Linlithgow is situated in the village of the same name...

Selected for Gordon & MacPhail's famous 'Distillery Label' range, this bottling comes from th...

Currently Unavailable
Caol Ila 'Gordon & MacPhail' Discovery 13 years old 43%

Part of famed independent bottler Gordon & MacPhail's new 'Discovery' range, this 13 year old...

This new expression comes from Gordon & MacPhail's 'discovery' range, offering fine examples ...

Presented in a beautiful oak wooden box, this new expression comes from Gordon & MacPhail's c...

Distilled in 1990 at one of the most famous names in all of whisky, this single cask bottling com...

After 15 years maturation by independent bottlers Gordon and MacPhail in refill sherry casks, the...

Matured for 25 years years exclusively in ex-Sherry casks, this acclaimed bottling by Gordon &...

Distilled in 2005 at Longmorn, this new vintage is part of Gordon & MacPhail's traditional di...

Part of famed independent bottler Gordon & MacPhail's new 'Discovery' range, this 10 year old...

The Mortlach distillery is one of the most defining examples of the traditional Speyside single m...

Selected by Scotland's acclaimed independent bottler Gordon & MacPhail, this Mortlach was fil...

This Mortlach 25 year old is part of Gordon & MacPhail's famous 'distillery label' series, wi...

The St Magdalene distillery, also known as Linlithgow is situated in the village of the same name...

Selected for Gordon & MacPhail's famous 'Distillery Label' range, this bottling comes from th...

Currently Unavailable
Caol Ila 'Gordon & MacPhail' Discovery 13 years old 43%

Part of famed independent bottler Gordon & MacPhail's new 'Discovery' range, this 13 year old...

Need assistance selecting a whisky for a gift or for yourself? Send us an email or call us now on 0800 944 759