This 44-year-old Strathisla single malt was bottled by Gordon & MacPhail for the Licensed Bottling series. The range celebrates the long-standing relationship Gordon & MacPhail has with many Scottish distilleries and showcases historical label designs. In the mid-20th century, the majority of a distillery’s production was used in blends. Back then, Gordon & MacPhail produced the only official single malt bottlings for these distilleries. The whisky was distilled in 1967 and matured in a sherry butt for 44 years. It was bottled in 2012 at 43% ABV. Strathisla is the oldest continuously operating distillery in Speyside. It was founded in 1786 as the Milltown Distillery by George Taylor and Alexander Milne. The distillery was purchased by MacDonald Ingram & Co. in 1823, and again sold to William Longmore in 1830. The distillery flourished under Longmore, and in 1870 it got its current name of Strathisla. In 1950, Strathisla was acquired by James Barclay of Chivas Brothers. It was the first distillery owned by Chivas Brothers, and today its malt is still at the heart of all Chivas Regal blends.