Independent bottlers Gordon & MacPhail have released the second, and final, batch of their Glenlivet 70 Years Old single malt Scotch whisky. The pinnacle of their Generations range, the Glenlivet 70 was originally launched in March of this year at Edinburgh Castle, with all 100 decanters selling out quickly to customers around the globe.
The second batch of 100 bottles has been launched via World Duty Free’s new store at Vancouver International Airport, where it will remain exclusively on sale until 1 November.
Michael Urquhart, Joint Managing Director of Gordon & MacPhail, said: “We have been overwhelmed by the international interest for our Generations range. It’s fitting that we’re able to mark the worldwide demand and appeal of Scotch malt whiskies with the second release of this sublime single malt at Vancouver International Airport, a gateway between the Far East, North America and Europe.”
Cask 339 was filled at Glenlivet Distillery on 3rd February 1940, to the instruction of John Urquhart, grandfather and great-grandfather of Gordon & MacPhail’s current owners. Successive generations of the Urquhart family waited for the day when it would be ready to share with fellow whisky enthusiasts. 70 years on, the whisky was bottled at cask strength (45.9%).
World-renowned whisky expert, Charles Maclean, added: “The Glenlivet 1940 comes from a distillery which has been the benchmark against which other malts have been measured since the 1820s. Such a whisky will never be seen again. It is incredibly rare, and therefore highly collectable. But, more importantly, it is also celestial on the palate!”