Glenesk 1980 34 Year Old - Rare Old Gordon & MacPhail (70cl, 46%) ***sold***
One of only 551 bottles. This whisky was distilled back in 1980 and bottled in 2014.
This Rare Old bottling from Gordon & MacPhail features single malt Scotch whisky from the closed Glenesk distillery. The distillery closed in 1985. As with many closed distilleries, bottlings of Glenesk single malt have become rather hard to find and sought-after by collectors and connoisseurs alike. This release comes from Lot RO/14/04.
Known as Glenesk from 1980-85, and prior to that as Hillside since 1964, this distillery produced both malt and grain at different stages in its history. It is not often seen officially bottled, but has contributed to several Rare Malts Selection releases. Distilling ceased there entirely in 1985, and the site operates exclusively as a maltings now.
Discontinued in the spring of 2018 and replaced with the decadently revamped Private Collection range, Rare Old was the former premium range from Gordon & MacPhail. It was intended to showcase Scotland's legendary closed distilleries, as well as some of their oldest and finest stocks from those still in operation.