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Whisky Advocate: Gordon & MacPhail Releases The World’s First 80 Year Old Scotch

September 7, 2021

Many of us consider an 18-year-old Scotch to be a treat, and regard a well-aged 25- or 30-year-old expression as an indulgent luxury. These are mere youngsters compared to the new Gordon & MacPhail Generations 80-year-old-distilled at Glenlivet Distillery.

Matured for eight decades, this whisky spans the term of office of 15 U.S. presidents. It was approaching 50 years old when President George H.W. Bush took the oath of office, making him the last sitting president to be older than the whisky, and from Biden back to Clinton, none of the last five presidents were even born when this cask was filled.

It’s a Speyside single malt disgorged from a sherry butt filled on February 3, 1940, which extends Gordon & MacPhail’s unbroken run of releasing the world’s oldest whisky, a record the company has held since the launch of the Generations series in 2010. Whisky Advocate has the full story.—Jonny McCormick

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