This ancient single cask bottling comes from arguably the most famous distillery in Scotland, The Glenlivet, and was filled, selected and bottled exclusively by Gordon & MacPhail. Distilled in 1954, this cask has sat undisturbed for 64 years, under the supervision of 2 generations of the Urquhart family, owners of Gordon & MacPhail. At 41% ABV, this cask has slowly shed its alcohol strength over 5 decades - any longer in the cask this could well have been lost to evaporation. Among the millions of casks maturing in Scotland, an incredibly small quantity will ever achieve a maturation period as long as this.
Cask #1412, ex-refill sherry butt. Filled 15th April 1954, bottled 27th April 2018. Outturn, just 222 bottles.
As the stocks from this era continue to evaporate and become extinct, G&M are one of the only companies in the world able to mature and bottle such remarkable liquid history.
For the full tasting notes, please view this video from G&M: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Uou4fgwmFU&feature=youtu.be