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Bottled by Gordon & MacPhail, Elgin. On the 3rd of February 1940, to the instruction of John Urquhart (grandfather and great grandfather of the current owners of Gordon & MacPhail), a First Fill Sherry Butt was filled at Glenlivet Distillery and left to mature in warehouse number 6 at the distillery. On the 10th January 1980, the cask was moved to Gordon & MacPhail's own bonded warehouse in Elgin and in September 2010 the decision was taken to carefully empty cask number 339 and bottle this fine and rare single malt at cask strength – 45.9%
Presented in a tear-shaped hand-blown crystal decanter with an elegant British Hallmarked silver stopper. The decanter nestles in a sterling silver base and is framed in a handmade box, crafted in Scotland using Scottish Elm. Only 100 70cl bottles will be released in 2011. Each crystal decanter is uniquely numbered. This is bottle 1 of 100.
1 crystal decanter
Made at the height of the Battle of Britain, The Glenlivet 1940 opens a door into a different time, another country. To smell and taste this exquisite whisky is to experience the past in a unique way – layer upon layer of flavour, profound and evocative. Its companions from the succeeding five decades provide an unrepeatable opportunity to explore subtle differences in the flavour of this Prince of Whiskies over half a century – as well as being a Blue Chip investment.
To comply with Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005, section 139, the decanter will be despatched from the Gordon & MacPhail warehouse in Elgin.
"All proceeds from the sale of The Glenlivet will go to The Red Cross Japan Tsunami Appeal"