What Affects The Price Of Gordon & MacPhail Whisky

 

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We have brokered the sale of thousands of bottles of whisky and can use our expert industry knowledge to give you an honest, impartial price for your bottle of Gordon & MacPhail.

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The History Of Gordon & MacPhail

Set up by John Alexander MacPhail and James Gordon in Elgin in 1985, Gordon & MacPhail are arguably one of the longest running independent bottlers to date. They are not only famed for their longevity, but also for having the largest collection of rare and old whisky casks in the industry.

Following the retirement of MacPhail in 1915 John Urquhart joined the company, sadly only two weeks later Gordon was killed in a car accident, after which Urquart’s son George joined the company. Urquart became senior company partner and started the broking side of the business as well as bottling whiskies from renowned distilleries under special licences, such as Glenlivet.

The driving force of the business and a dream of Urquhart and his future generations was to have their own distillery. This dream finally came true in 1993, when they bought Benromach. Before it was opened by Prince Charles, the distillery was upgraded. Eventually, a new range of Benromach expressions were released and to this day it remains an important part of the company.

The name Gordon & MacPhail is incredibly popular in the whisky world and the company are often looked to for inspiration for newer bottlers. Since day one, it has been based in the small town of Elgin and at the heart of its operations is their retail unit on South Street. This combines the famous Whisky Room and over 1,000 malts for sale with a wine and deli merchant.

Across town is where the maturation, bottling and offices are based at George House. In the warehouse there is an incredible collection of rare and old malt casks, with some prized Macallans from the pre-war era. The whiskies they bottle are spread across distinct ranges, like The MacPhail’s Collection, Rare Old, Cask Strength, The Private Collection and Connoisseurs Choice. Generations is the most exclusive, with the oldest bottle of single malt being released in that label; a 70-year-old Mortlach.

A bottle of 70-year-old Gordon and MacPhail 1943 Private Collection recently sold for £28,970.

What To Look For

Connaoissuers Choice whisky valuation

Connoisseur’s Choice: Black Label

This bottle is famous for its black label with red writing, it is one of the most iconic series of scotch whiskies in the industry. The first bottle in this range was created in the early 1970s for Eduardo Giaccone, renowned whisky connoisseur and owner of Whiskyteca. Gordon & MacPhail then used it themselves in a later range at a reduced proof of 40%.

These are presented in a traditional tall style bottle with a screw top hat is either red or gold. The label has a red and gold font and a small image of a cask embellished with the length of maturation. It is also the only bottle in the series to correctly use the possessive apostrophe in the branding; subsequent bottles do not use the apostrophe.

A 35-year-old bottle of 1936 Mortlach Gordon and MacPhail Connoisseur’s Choice Black Label recently sold for £2,550.

Connoisseurs Choice: Brown Label

This bottle was produced between 1980-88 and has a screw cap and a tall bottle. The label is a brown gradient with a gold riband baring the brand name and just below it a circle detailing the age.  Bottles are 75cl volume and 40% ABV.

A 12-year-old bottle of 1972 Ardbeg Brown Label Connoisseurs Choice recently sold for £900.

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Connoisseurs Choice: Cream Map Label

As implied in the title, these bottles are adorned with a large cream coloured label with a thumbnail-sized image of the region where the bottle was produced. The left side of the image has some small text that reads ‘Connoisseurs Choice, a range of single malts from various districts of Scotland’ and to the right of the image there is a short sentence talking about the area of origin.

This bottle was used from 1989-1996 and was produced in 70cl measurements at 40% proof. They are topped with a screw cap.

The Six Factors That Affect The Price Of Gordon & MacPhail Whisky

There are six factors that will affect the price of your bottle of Gordon & MacPhail. These are the age of the whisky, the bottling date, the vintage, whether it is a single cask edition, the level of the whisky and the condition of the label and box.

Gordon & MacPhail Whisky Value

Age of Whisky

This refers to the number of years the whisky has spent maturing in the cask, not how long it has been in the bottle. The age is indicated on the label and can vary from 5 to over 30 years old.

Macallan Whisky Worth

Bottling Date

This relates to when the whisky was bottled. As bottles from a specific year are consumed, the remaining bottles become rarer, so a ‘standard’ malt released in the 1980’s can become sought after.

Gordon & MacPhail Whisky Value

Distillation Year

The distillation year refers to the specific year in which the whisky was distilled (made).  It is one of the most important factors that can impact the price of your bottle of Gordon & MacPhail. 

Gordon & MacPhail Whisky Value

Label & Packaging

The label on a bottle of Gordon & MacPhail is very important and if it is damaged in any way then this will have a negative impact on the value. A bottle without its original box could be worth up to 30% less.

Gordon & MacPhail Whisky Value

Level

The level of the whisky has a large impact on the value. It should be into the neck (the narrow part). As alcohol is more volatile than water it is the alcohol that will evaporate first, which damages the flavour.

Gordon & MacPhail Whisky Value

Single Cask Bottlings

Single cask bottlings are generally more sought after, as by default they are unique. Look out for numbers on your bottle like XXX/250, which would indicate a single cask edition. 

The Process of Selling Your Bottle Of  Gordon & MacPhail

The process to get a no-obligation quote for your bottle of whisky is easy.

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Send us details about your bottle directly via email or use the form below.

Sell A Cask of Whisky (2)

We contact our international network of customers for the best offers.

Sell A Cask of Whisky (3)

If you decide to proceed with an offer we issue you with a contract.

Mark Littler LTD can help collect and delivery your items with our fully insured service.

Send us your bottle. We have a fully insured courier service available.

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We complete the sale with the buyer and send your funds via BACS.

What is the price of your Gordon & MacPhail whisky?

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Testimonials

Below are a few of the testimonials we have received from happy clients.  You can find these reviews and hundreds more on Google, Facebook and Yell.

Mark Littler LTD 5 star Google reviews

“I found Mark’s details online after looking to sell a collectable bottle of whisky. I was going to use a well know auction site but Mark secured an offer higher than the highest estimation from any auction house, within days, even after the 10% commission was deducted. Communication was perfect; punctual, to the point and polite. Collection and delivery were taken care of by Mark and instruction was clear and easy to follow. Payment was received to my bank within days of posting the bottle. I can’t recommend Mark enough; he runs a tight ship gets top end offers from his clients and delivers quickly.”

Rod Fountain, via Google

“Mark has been very helpful in helping me sell a bottle of whisky which was given to my father many years ago. He was very professional and was always quick to reply to my questions. Not knowing anything about whisky, Mark was there to offer some good advice and I believe he is very knowledgeable about his work. The sale was done very [quickly], and the money was in my bank account the next day. I would highly recommend his services.”

Kim Hendrickx, via Google

Mark Littler LTD 5 star Google reviews
Mark Littler LTD 5 star Google reviews

“Wow, what a refreshing change it was to meet Mark. He was the consummate professional with an approachable and warm personality who clearly had an in-depth knowledge of his subject which he used to give me a first-class service when I wanted to sell a whisky collection. For anyone who is considering any similar specialist whisky transactions I can certainly recommend him without reservation.”

Duncan Chambers, via Google

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The History Of Gordon & MacPhail

Set up by John Alexander MacPhail and James Gordon in Elgin in 1985, Gordon & MacPhail are arguably one of the longest running independent bottlers to date. They are not only famed for their longevity, but also for having the largest collection of rare and old whisky casks in the industry.

Following the retirement of MacPhail in 1915 John Urquhart joined the company, sadly only two weeks later Gordon was killed in a car accident, after which Urquart’s son George joined the company. Urquart became senior company partner and started the broking side of the business as well as bottling whiskies from renowned distilleries under special licences, such as Glenlivet.

The driving force of the business and a dream of Urquhart and his future generations was to have their own distillery. This dream finally came true in 1993, when they bought Benromach. Before it was opened by Prince Charles, the distillery was upgraded. Eventually, a new range of Benromach expressions were released and to this day it remains an important part of the company.

The name Gordon & MacPhail is incredibly popular in the whisky world and the company are often looked to for inspiration for newer bottlers. Since day one, it has been based in the small town of Elgin and at the heart of its operations is their retail unit on South Street. This combines the famous Whisky Room and over 1,000 malts for sale with a wine and deli merchant.

Across town is where the maturation, bottling and offices are based at George House. In the warehouse there is an incredible collection of rare and old malt casks, with some prized Macallans from the pre-war era. The whiskies they bottle are spread across distinct ranges, like The MacPhail’s Collection, Rare Old, Cask Strength, The Private Collection and Connoisseurs Choice. Generations is the most exclusive, with the oldest bottle of single malt being released in that label; a 70-year-old Mortlach.

A bottle of 70-year-old Gordon and MacPhail 1943 Private Collection recently sold for £28,970.

Mark Littler Ltd specialise in the valuation and sale of bottles of whisky and can help you get the best price for your bottle. Contact us for a free valuation using the form below, and read on for more information on your bottle.

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What To Look For

Connaoissuers Choice whisky valuation

Connoisseur’s Choice: Black Label

This bottle is famous for its black label with red writing, it is one of the most iconic series of scotch whiskies in the industry. The first bottle in this range was created in the early 1970s for Eduardo Giaccone, renowned whisky connoisseur and owner of Whiskyteca. Gordon & MacPhail then used it themselves in a later range at a reduced proof of 40%.

These are presented in a traditional tall style bottle with a screw top hat is either red or gold. The label has a red and gold font and a small image of a cask embellished with the length of maturation. It is also the only bottle in the series to correctly use the possessive apostrophe in the branding; subsequent bottles do not use the apostrophe.

A 35-year-old bottle of 1936 Mortlach Gordon and MacPhail Connoisseur’s Choice Black Label recently sold for £2,550.

Sell Connaoissuers Choice whisky online

Connoisseurs Choice: Brown Label

This bottle was produced between 1980-88 and has a screw cap and a tall bottle. The label is a brown gradient with a gold riband baring the brand name and just below it a circle detailing the age.  Bottles are 75cl volume and 40% ABV.

A 12-year-old bottle of 1972 Ardbeg Brown Label Connoisseurs Choice recently sold for £900.

Sell Gordon & Macphail whisky online

Connoisseurs Choice: Cream Map Label

As implied in the title, these bottles are adorned with a large cream coloured label with a thumbnail-sized image of the region where the bottle was produced. The left side of the image has some small text that reads ‘Connoisseurs Choice, a range of single malts from various districts of Scotland’ and to the right of the image there is a short sentence talking about the area of origin.

This bottle was used from 1989-1996 and was produced in 70cl measurements at 40% proof. They are topped with a screw cap.

The Six Factors That Affect The Price Of Gordon & MacPhail Whisky

There are six factors that will affect the price of your bottle of Gordon & McPhail. These are the age of the whisky, the bottling date, the vintage, whether it is a single cask edition, the level of the whisky and the condition of the label and box.

Gordon & MacPhail Whisky Value

Age of Whisky

This refers to the number of years the whisky has spent maturing in the cask, not how long it has been in the bottle. The age is indicated on the label and can vary from 5 to over 30 years old.

Macallan Whisky Worth

Bottling Date

This relates to when the whisky was bottled. As bottles from a specific year are consumed, the remaining bottles become rarer, so a ‘standard’ malt released in the 1980’s can become sought after.

Gordon & MacPhail Whisky Value

Distillation Year

The distillation year refers to the specific year in which the whisky was distilled (made).  It is one of the most important factors that can impact the price of your bottle of Gordon & MacPhail. 

Gordon & MacPhail Whisky Value

Label & Packaging

The label on a bottle of Gordon & MacPhail is very important and if it is damaged in any way then this will have a negative impact on the value. A bottle without its original box could be worth up to 30% less.

Gordon & MacPhail Whisky Value

Level

The level of the whisky has a large impact on the value. It should be into the neck (the narrow part). As alcohol is more volatile than water it is the alcohol that will evaporate first, which damages the flavour.

Gordon & MacPhail Whisky Value

Single Cask Bottlings

Single cask bottlings are generally more sought after, as by default they are unique. Look out for numbers on your bottle like XXX/250, which would indicate a single cask edition. 

The Process of Selling Your Bottle Of  Gordon & MacPhail

The process to get a no-obligation quote for your bottle of whisky is easy.

Sell A Cask of Whisky (4)

Send us details about your bottle directly via email or use the form below.

Sell A Cask of Whisky (2)

We contact our international network of customers for the best offers.

Sell A Cask of Whisky (3)

If you decide to proceed with an offer we issue you with a contract.

Mark Littler LTD can help collect and delivery your items with our fully insured service.

Send us your bottle. We have a fully insured courier service available.

Sell A Cask of Whisky (1)

We complete the sale with the buyer and send your funds via BACS.

What is the price of your Gordon & MacPhail whisky?

In order to provide you with an accurate valuation please provide as much of the below information as you can.

Bottle Valuation Form
Images Of Your Bottle (stood upright ideally)
Maximum upload size: 10.49MB

Bottle Selling FAQ

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Mark Littler LTD can help collect and delivery your items with our fully insured service.
Receive money when selling your cask of whisky

Testimonials

Below are a few of the testimonials we have received from happy clients.  You can find these reviews and hundreds more on Google, Facebook and Yell.

Mark Littler LTD 5 star Google reviews

“I found Mark’s details online after looking to sell a collectable bottle of whisky. I was going to use a well know auction site but Mark secured an offer higher than the highest estimation from any auction house, within days, even after the 10% commission was deducted. Communication was perfect; punctual, to the point and polite. Collection and delivery were taken care of by Mark and instruction was clear and easy to follow. Payment was received to my bank within days of posting the bottle. I can’t recommend Mark enough; he runs a tight ship gets top end offers from his clients and delivers quickly.”

Rod Fountain, via Google

“Mark has been very helpful in helping me sell a bottle of whisky which was given to my father many years ago. He was very professional and was always quick to reply to my questions. Not knowing anything about whisky, Mark was there to offer some good advice and I believe he is very knowledgeable about his work. The sale was done very [quickly], and the money was in my bank account the next day. I would highly recommend his services.”

Kim Hendrickx, via Google

“Wow, what a refreshing change it was to meet Mark. He was the consummate professional with an approachable and warm personality who clearly had an in-depth knowledge of his subject which he used to give me a first-class service when I wanted to sell a whisky collection. For anyone who is considering any similar specialist whisky transactions I can certainly recommend him without reservation.”

Duncan Chambers, via Google