For over 125 years Gordon & MacPhail has been driven by a simple mission: To create single malt whisky of exceptional quality.
Established as a grocery business in 1895 in the heart of Scotland’s Speyside region, the business originally curated all manner of groceries from around the world such as teas, coffees, wines and whisky. Their appreciation of the rich tapestry of flavours they encountered led the founders, James Gordon and John Alexander MacPhail, to seek out and complement this varied stock with equally fine produce in the form of Speyside’s many and varied single malt Scotch whiskies.
It was in these early years that a young John Urquhart joined the business to serve as an apprentice under the two founding partners. Urquhart quickly established himself as a valuable associate for James Gordon in selecting, purchasing, and maturing whiskies from local distilleries. John Urquhart developed his skills as a master of malt whisky maturation, building an impressive portfolio of maturing whisky casks. He was able to pass on this deep knowledge and passion for single malt Scotch whisky to his family.
Today, the Urquhart family still mature (and now also distill) outstanding single malt whiskies, matured to perfection. G&M is truly an icon of the whisky world.