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“A must for whisky connoisseurs or just browsers” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Gordon & MacPhail

Gordon & MacPhail
58-60 South Street, Elgin IV30 1JY, Scotland
44 0 1343-545-111
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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.
Elgin, United Kingdom
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“A must for whisky connoisseurs or just browsers”
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.

Visited June 2013
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“Don't go on a Monday lunchtime”
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.

Visited November 2012
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RichardUrquhart, Manager at Gordon & MacPhail, responded to this review, April 9, 2013
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
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“A fantastic shop for the whisky connoisseur”
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.

Visited August 2012
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“A Mecca for whiskey lovers”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2012 via mobile

Wow, such an array of whiskey including special bottlings from their own casks, prices are reasonable compared to online retailers and knowledge of product is 1st class

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“A pilgrimage for Scotch Whiskey lovers”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2012

Gordon and MacPhail is widely recognized as being among the most influential players in Scotch whiskey and deserve significant credit for contributing to the popularity of aged single malt whiskeys. They select casks from distilleries all over Scotland, store them in their own facility and bottle them under their own label. A visit to the shop is indispensible for any whiskey lover and because of the small numbers of bottles in each bottling you are almost always guaranteed something your friends won't have seen. Some bottlings are only available in the store. One way another you are assured a good story and a good drink. There are, of course, extremely rare and valuable bottlings but there are a very large number of limited and affordable whiskeys as well as a substantial array of miniatures. Ask the knowledgeable staff in the whiskey room for help. They also have a substantial number of bottles (though only a fragment of their massive selection) open for tasting. One tip is that although the deli, grocery and gifts portion of G&M opens at 8:30am the wine and liquor shop does not open until 10am, which is the law for off-license establishments.

Visited May 2012
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