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Gordon and MacPhail Whisky Masterclass


The name Gordon & MacPhail has long been synonymous with quality Scotch whisky and the family-owned business continue to drive forward today.

Founded in 1895, Gordon & MacPhail is an iconic name in whisky. Scotland’s oldest independent bottler of whiskies from distilleries all over the country, they are believed to have one of the largest collections of maturing and matured Scotch whisky of anyone in the world.

There’s storied behind each of their releases, both inside and outside of the bottle.

This Wednesday 12 October we’ll be gladly welcoming Ian McKinlay of Alba Whisky to present six of the brand's finest.

He not only brings the whisky, but the passion and tales that make this a fleeting chance to get an insider’s view into one of the world's most intriguing whisky families. This masterclass will showcase some unique, rare, new and exciting drams from the depths of the Gordon & MacPhail collection.

The following expressions have been confirmed:

Linkwood 25-Year-Old (Distillery Labels)
Linkwood 1998 Cote Rotie Finish (Private Collection)
Caol Ila TBA
Scapa 2001 (Distillery Labels)
Tomatin 1997 (Connoisseurs Choice)
Clynelish (Cask Strength)

WHAT: Gordon & MacPhail Whisky Masterclass
WHERE: The Oak Barrel, 152 Elizabeth St, Sydney 2000
WHEN: Wednesday 12 October 2016, 6.15pm for a 6.30pm start
PRICE: Members $50 / Non-Members $65

Whiskies are subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances. Tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable.

UPDATE 6/10/16: Alastair Milligan, G&M’s Export Sales Specialist, has unfortunately been taken ill and will no longer be travelling to Australia. We are going to push ahead with the tasting with Alba Whisky's Ian McKinlay, the long-time importer of G&M into Australia, and The Oak Barrel's Scott Fitzsimons. If you have any questions please email

Scott Fitzsimons