Gordon & MacPhail Resurrects A 1981 Scotch From A Dead Distillery

May 1, 2019

Category: Vices

While it’s a shame to see a beloved distillery shut its doors for the last time, that’s not always the end of the story. Such is the case with Colburn, a scotch-making brand that was closed in 1985, as a limited release of one of their last spirits has just been bottled by Gordon & MacPhail.

Originally distilled in the Speyside region of Scotland back in 1981, this single-malt scotch whiskey emerges from Gordon & MacPhail’s Private Collection after nearly 40 years. And while that should be enough information to kick your salivary glands into high gear, the tasting notes make it all the more enticing. Said to have an aroma rich in sherry-soaked fruit, a dark chocolate and black cherry up-front taste, and a smokey-yet-subtle finish, this 1981 vintage sounds like something to be savored alongside your favorite cigar. But you’ll have to be quick to pick one up, as only 101 bottles will ever be produced at a price of roughly $1,630 each.

Purchase: $1,630

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