Glenlivet 1940 Gordon and MacPhail 70 Year Old / Generations 2nd Edition

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Glenlivet 1940 Gordon and MacPhail 70 Year Old / Generations 2nd Edition
Glenlivet 1940 Gordon and MacPhail 70 Year Old / Generations 2nd Edition
Glenlivet 1940 Gordon and MacPhail 70 Year Old / Generations 2nd Edition
Glenlivet 1940 Gordon and MacPhail 70 Year Old / Generations 2nd Edition
Glenlivet 1940 Gordon and MacPhail 70 Year Old / Generations 2nd Edition
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Lot 092519
Distillery:
Glenlivet
Age:
70 Year Old
Vintage:
1940
Region:
Speyside
Bottler:
Gordon & MacPhail
Cask Type:
N/A
Bottle Strength:
45.9%
Bottle Size:
70cl
Distillery Status:
Operational

Glenlivet 1940 Gordon and MacPhail 70 Year Old / Generations​ 2nd Edition

This is an incredible bottling of Glenlivet, aged to 70 years old.

Distilled at the height of the second world war in 1940, during a period where rationing had slashed whisky production by over a third and just prior to Glenlivet ceasing production for full 3 years, with the grim realities of the international stage casting the shadow of doubt over whether it would ever even re-open again. Cask #339 was then largely forgotten about, left to mature in the mothballed warehouses of the distillery as the world fell apart and was rebuilt around it.

Bottled into a hand-blown crystal decanter in the signature Generations tear drop shape and sealed with a sterling silver stopper, this is a stunning release. Reintroduced after 70 years in 2010 by Gordon & MacPhail directors Michael and David Urquhart, the cask was hand-selected by their own grandfather, John. The Generations range from Gordon & MacPhail is intended to evoke, through single incredibly well-aged casks (each watched over and cared for by as many as 4 generations of the Urquhart family) the care, love and attention the family-run business affords to every drop that they bottle.

Part of release number 2, this is bottle 39 of 100.

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