Imperial 1979-2021 | 42 Year Old Gordon & MacPhail Private Collection | The Recollection Series

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Product SKU: 11771

Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky 
Bottled by: Gordon & MacPhail 70cl / 49.2%

A single cask 42-year-old Imperial 1979 bottled by Gordon & MacPhail in 2021 and released in late 2022 as part of the company's launch of the Recollection series which focuses on Scotland's lost distilleries.

This 1979 Imperial 42-year-old came from a single refill American oak hogshead that yielded just 61 bottles at its cask strength of 49.2% and we reckon this is the oldest whisky ever bottled from this excellent distillery, which closed for the last time in 1998 and was later demolished by owners Pernod Ricard to make way for their new Dalmunach distillery.

Please note that this Imperial 1979 is not eligible for any discounts.




Gordon & MacPhail


Private Collection - The Recollection Series

Country Scotland
Region Speyside
Distilled Year 1979
Bottling Year 2021
Age 42
Limited Edition Yes
Bottles Produced 61
Cask Type Refill American Hogshead
Cask Number 5619
Bottle Size 70cl


Pre-Owned No
Tasting Notes

Official Tasting Notes

Nose: Sweet honeycomb notes combine with vanilla custard and a subtle hint of beeswax polish. Cocoa powder develops alongside pecans and soft baked apple.

Palate: Ripe red apples intertwine with clove-studded tangerine. Malted biscuit flavours come to the fore accompanied by chocolate-covered hazelnuts and faint Seville orange zest.

Finish: A full and long finish with black pepper and light herbal tones.

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