Gordon & MacPhail has almost legendary status in the world of Scotch whisky, with four generations of the Urquhart family heading up the business from its base in Elgin. At the heart of Gordon & MacPhail are its retail premises on South Street, which combine a delicatessen and wine merchant operation with The Whisky Room, where more than 1,000 malt whiskies are for sale.
The company’s offices, maturation and bottling facilities are located in a modern building across town in George House on Boroughbriggs Road, from where its retail, wholesale and export businesses are controlled. The warehouse there is a treasure trove of old and rare casks of whisky, including pre-war Macallans. The business employs some 130 people in Elgin.
Gordon & MacPhail bottle whisky across several ranges, with the best-known bearing the Connoisseurs’ Choice label. Others include The Private Collection, Cask Strength, Rare Old and The MacPhail’s Collection, while the most exclusive of all is Generations.