Linkwood 1956 60 Year Old Cask #20 Private Collection Gordon & MacPhail
Lot number: 135-00605
Winning bid: £16,000
Founded in 1895, Gordon & MacPhail has been bottling single malt whiskies for 120 years and by the 1950s it held the largest range of bottled malt whiskies in the world. This family-run business has bottled the oldest single malt whisky in the world - a Mortlach 1939 75 Year Old - as well as being a distiller itself after buying Benromach in 1993. They bottle whisky across several ranges including Connoisseurs Choice, the Private Collection, and their most exclusive, Generations.
On 3rd January 1956, George Urquhart oversaw the filling of a specially selected European Oak first fill Sherry hogshead with new-make Linkwood spirit and left it to mature until 1968 when it was moved to warehouses in Elgin. Now two generations on, Cask 20 was bottled into fifty-six decanters.
This is an extremely rare 1956 single malt and presented in a very special display case with a unique backstory.
Age: 60 Years Old
Cask Type: First Fill European Oak Sherry Hogshead
Cask Number: 20
49.4% ABV / 70cl
Bottle Number: 25 / 56
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