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Gordon & MacPhail

58-60 South Street, Elgin IV30 1JY, Scotland
44 0 1343-545-111
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Ranked #10 of 19 attractions in Elgin
Type: Specialty Shops
Activities: Shopping
Owner description: When James Gordon and John Alexander MacPhail announced the opening of their 'centrical and commodious premises' on South Street,Elgin, on 24th May... more » Owner description: When James Gordon and John Alexander MacPhail announced the opening of their 'centrical and commodious premises' on South Street,Elgin, on 24th May 1895 they would be proud to see it still trading today. When you visit the shop you will be greeted with the aroma of home cooked local gammon, the largest selection of the finest cheeses available in North East Scotland and shelves packed with a fantastic array of high quality grocery products.No visit to the Gordon & MacPhail store would be complete without a visit to the Whisky Room. Stocking around 800 different single malt whiskies, the Whisky Room attracts customers from throughout the world to its crowded shelves. Browsing through the wide selection of whiskies, many of which are very old and extremely rare, you have entered the Aladdin’s Cave of whisky. « less
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Leuven, Belgium
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

many whiskies in stock but compare the price with the whiskies at the Johnstons Cashmere foodcorner ! at Gordons the bittle was 76 Ukp while the same bottle was 52 ukp at Johnstons...

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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143 reviews 143 reviews
44 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

From chocolate to Whisky & shortbread to cold cooked meats & cheeses, Gordon & Mac Phail Deli in the very heart of Elgin has it all......what a totally wonderful family owned deli. Staff are both friendly & helpful & are more than happy to offer advice. All major brands & many lesser known brands of local Scotch Whisky are on... More

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Oslo, Norway
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Good, well stocked whiskey shop. Even if its just to have s look around this place will be worth a trip. You will also find wines, local beers, mests and other local delicatessen. Recomended.

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Ayrshire, Scotland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

Well done to Alistair for providing an excellent service on delivering a bottle of champagne to our relatives. Nothing was a problem and even phoned us when it was delivered. This was all done very quickly and efficiently. Two very happy people here in Ayrshire! Thanks for helping us make a special day Alistair! Really appreciate. John and Irene

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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77 reviews 77 reviews
71 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

Visited their shop this week, but I must say I was disappointed. Nice historic house, no doubt, and their collection of whisky is quite unmatched, including some demolished/silent distilleries and others that are unlikely to be stocked elsewhere. However, their staff was a letdown: I asked for more information about two whiskies I was interested in buying but was not... More

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RichardUrquhart, Manager at Gordon & MacPhail, responded to this review

Dear Marek, Thank you for posting your review on Tripadvisor. We pride ourselves on delivering excellent customer service and we’re sorry it did not match your expectations on this occasion. We offer shop visitors samples from numerous distilleries from our range of over 1,000 whiskies, but for many whiskies, particularly those that are very unique and rare, I’m sorry, it... More

Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

A beautifull collection in the shop....... But there is so much more at G&M! The staff did not ask anything at all. They stayed behind there desk. There was no contact, we didn't bought one bottle.

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Elgin, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

A trip to Gordon & McPhail in South Street is a must if you are keen to develop your understanding and appreciation of whisky but also if you are a connoisseur visiting Moray. There is a huge selection of whiskies as well as wines and a delicatessen counter. There is parking behind South Street off Moray Street as well as... More

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Elgin, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Gordon & MacPhail stock hundreds of whiskies and you're unlikely to find such a whisky treasure trove anywhere else in the north of Scotland. They also have wonderful cheeses, wines and other deli type groceries. If you're visiting Elgin, don't leave without a look.

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Glasgow
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

Great deli and grocery shop and their wines and spirits sections are excellent. Beautifully clean and well presented. Lovely place to browse A little more help from the staff in the whisky room would have been appreciated given the range. A smile and a greeting to a prospective customer wouldnt have gone amiss either.

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RichardUrquhart, Manager at Gordon & MacPhail, responded to this review

Thank for bringing this to our attention. Here at Gordon & MacPhail we strive to deliver great customer service and this falls below our expectations. We will review your comments with the team. Many thanks for your generous comments about the shop. Kind regards, Gordon & MacPhail More

Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

With knowledgeable staff and an astonishing array of whiskies and other alcohol, this is a fantastic shop for developing a taste for the fineries of life.

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