Generations 2021 by
Gordon & Macphail

Glenlivet 80 Years Old
The oldest Single Malt Whisky ever bottled


ARTISTRY    •    DETAILS   •    PURCHASE    •    TASTING    •    FILM



Liquid History

On 3rd February 1940 in a quiet corner in the north of Scotland, 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.

On 5th February 2020, leaning on the unique skill and experience acquired by over more than 125 years, the decision was taken to finally bottle the cask’s precious out-turn of 250 decanters.

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Artistry in Oak

The stunning concept and presentation of the Generations 80YO was created by internationally acclaimed architect and designer, Sir David Adjaye OBE.

This is the story of how the Artistry in Oak theme was taken from drawing board to reality.
The decanter and glassware have been produced by Glencairn Crystal Studio experts in ultra-premium decanters, another family business based in Scotland.

The pavilion oak case was made from fully sustainable materials by the craftspeople at Wardour Workshops another family firm based in Dorset, South West England.

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Tasting Notes

From whisky writer, Charlie MacLean MBE

Appearance: Deep umber with magenta lights; old polished rosewood.

Aroma: A complex, mellow nose-feel, still vivacious after all these years. Top notes of almond oil, scented hand-soap, backed by sandalwood and gorse flowers on a warm day. A whiff of peat-smoke in the empty glass.

Palate: An oily texture, and lightly sweet to start (dates, salted plums, figs), drying elegantly (traces of dry Oloroso Sherry), towards a lengthy menthol finish. Drop of water increases spiciness.

Summary: Vibrant and wholly satisfying. One of the finest malts I have ever encountered.

Whisky Details

Distillery Glenlivet

Region Speyside

Distilled 3 February 1940

Bottled 5 February 2020

ABV 44.9%

Age 80 Years Old

Cask Type First fill Sherry butt

Colour Darkest Mahogany

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Make an offer

Contact us regarding purchase of the 80 year old Glenlivet from Gordon & Macphail.

Price 1.000.000 DKK