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Gordon & MacPhail

Address: 58-60 South Street, Elgin IV30 1JY, Scotland
Phone Number: 44 0 1343-545-111
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Ranked #1 of 2 Shopping in Elgin
Type: Specialty shops, Shopping & Fashion
Activities: Shopping
Owner description: When James Gordon and John Alexander MacPhail announced the opening of their 'centrical and...
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Type: Specialty shops, Shopping & Fashion
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 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.

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Ingolstadt, BY
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

found the possibilty to get a whiskey-tasting in there on the hp: Thank you, for your warm welcome of our party of six. Although organized at the latest moment possible, we had the best tasting ever. A fantastic range of Whiskys. A perfect presentation, very professional explanations. We want to thank you so much for organizing everything perfectly. One of... More 

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East Sussex, United Kingdom
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59 reviews 59 reviews
20 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This is a lovely shop full of all sorts of exciting things, but the main reason people visit is, I suspect, to look at, get advice about, sample and buy single malt whisky. I could be wrong of course, but that was the reason I visited. The staff are pleasant but a busy times there aren't enough of them to... More 

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Cirimido, Lombardia, Italy
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61 reviews 61 reviews
8 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We were looking forward to visiting this very "famous" place and...we were a bit disappointed. There are many whiskies available, and if your looking for something you havent found, chance is you may find it here. Staff is very friendly and helful.

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Fife, Scotland
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43 reviews 43 reviews
25 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We visited only to see and hopefully buy from the whisky room and although they do have a large number of whisky on display and for sale they are mostly run of the mill drinking whisky for want of a better description. On our visit the room was busy with around 10/12 people all looking and in most cases looking... More 

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Leuven, Belgium
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39 reviews 39 reviews
3 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

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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362 reviews 362 reviews
130 attraction reviews
209 helpful votes 209 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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30 reviews 30 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
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
29 helpful votes 29 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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