Whisky specialists Gordon & MacPhail have unveiled a rare 38-year-old Coleburn single malt as part of the launch of its new Spring Collection.   The whisky has been maturing in the company’s specially selected cask at its warehouse in Elgin for 38 years.

Spirit from Coleburn Distillery, was founded in 1897 in Longmorn, Scotland, and was designed by architect Charles Doig. It was mothballed in 1985.

Laid down on 11th March 1981, the Coleburn was bottled at 55.9% ABV on 14th March 2019. The whisky is said to have flavours of Sherry-soaked fruit, liquorice, dark chocolate and a long finish with notes of toffee and a touch of smoke.

Stephen Rankin, Gordon & MacPhail director of prestige and member of the fourth generation of the Urquhart family, said: “Brought to you as a rare single malt, this 38-year-old release exhibits the true spirit of the Coleburn Distillery.

“My grandfather, George Urquhart, was always keen to champion the quality of the new make from previously unheralded distilleries and this remarkable whisky perfectly exemplifies his vision.”

Only 101 bottles will be available for purchase worldwide,  with a UK RRP of £1,250 (US$1,618).

Two more notable whiskies from the 2019 Spring Collection include Connoisseurs Choice 1998 from Glenburgie (UK RRP £136/$176) and the Connoissuers Choice 2006 from Ledaig Distillery (UK RRP £73/US$95) – crafted using peated new-make spirit paired with a specially selected first-fill Sherry hogshead.  Discover Opulent Club on Apple News.