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G&M, Private Collection, Banff 1975 46YO (700ml)


Gordon & MacPhail, Private Collection,

Banff 1975 (46YO)

48.6% ABV


Passion for single malt Scotch whisky has been at the heart of Gordon & MacPhail's family business for four generations. This range is an ever-changing collection of unique perspectives on distilleries’ own bottlings, non-chill-filtered single cask and small batch expressions bottled at cask strength and exceptional one-offs. For the malt whisky explorer, it promises a journey of discovery through different flavours, finishes, strengths and vintages.

Some distilleries have extraordinary, enduring stories, but it’s hard to imagine them ever matching up to the history of the Banff Distillery. Built in 1824, Banff established itself in the highlands until a fire completely destroyed all but the maltings and - thankfully- the warehouses. This was merely the first in a series of calamities. These culminated in a fateful bombing raid during the Second World War when a fully-laden German Junkers Ju-88 bomber bombed the site. The result of this fateful flight was a series of explosions, igniting hundreds of highly flammable casks of whisky. Many of the casks not permanently sent to the angels leaked and, legend has it, caused the drunkenness of local farm animals. The Banff Distillery closed in 1983. As with a number of distilleries that met the same fate in the 80s, Banff has left a legacy: a few remaining casks filled with a whisky with deep rich flavour and long lingering spice notes.


Cask: Refill American Hogshead

Cask No. 3623

Region: Highland

Outturn: 102

Distilled: 1975

Bottled: 2021

Age: 46 Years

ABV: 48.6%

Non Chill Filtered, No Colour Added


Tasting Notes

Nose: Dried banana aromas combine with candied lime peel and soft black liquorice. Vanilla custard notes give way to white pepper and subtle green apple.

Taste: Fresh lemon zest is accompanied by faint marzipan and honeydew melon. Fresh cut grass notes develop with a hint of spiced orange.

Finish: Medium-bodied finish with citrus fruit and soft spice.