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Gordon & MacPhail

Closed Now: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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Great introduction to Elgin and scotch whisky.

I was aware of the existence of this establishment, and our group of three visited on a Wednesday... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
p1cotton
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Toowoomba, Australia
Probably the best independent whisky shop in Scotland

I live in Elgin and never tire of visiting G & M if I get the chance. Their connoisseur’s choice... read more

Reviewed October 21, 2018
whisky g
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Elgin, United Kingdom
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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...more
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58-60 South Street, Elgin IV30 1JY, Scotland
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+44 1343 545111
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was aware of the existence of this establishment, and our group of three visited on a Wednesday afternoon after motoring from Inverness Airport. When I saw the firm, I steered my companions in and they were immediately gobsmacked, as was I! Into the Whisky...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed October 21, 2018 via mobile

I live in Elgin and never tire of visiting G & M if I get the chance. Their connoisseur’s choice range always has something interesting to try and their selection of other whisky offerings is really impressive. Incase whisky isn’t your thing (why wouldn’t it...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 5, 2018 via mobile

It has probably all been said before, but this is an amazing retail establishment that would not be out of place in any of the great capitals or famous retail centres, anywhere in the world. The store is not huge, certainly not a ‘super centre’...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 15, 2018 via mobile

I never seen a range of so many old whiskies in one place for sale. Pick a year, there is probably a bottle. The old ones are almost all G&M labelled, but you find a lot of different special whiskies from different distilleries as well....More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 24, 2018

Their whiskey tasting room is manned with a knowledgeable representative to tell you about batches, process, comparisons. Great fun with ability for you to compare all those whiskeys you've been tasting on the trip.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Pam52787
Reviewed June 6, 2018 via mobile

Sorry guys I'm biased!!! But from a single malt whiskey perspective there's probably no better place in Scotland to lose yourself for an hour or two. The range and styles on show and available to buy is exceptional and there is a bottle (or three)...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 3, 2018

A lovely afternoon, sampling unusual whiskeys matched with tasty cheese. Who knew that there are so many different tastes in a glass of whiskey and how many cheeses would complement the taste. A truly memorable experience guided by an expert in whiskey who had a...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank William R
Reviewed May 9, 2018

Me and my friend visited Gordon and MacPhail again, nice to see the new Coinnoisseurs Choice range has found its way. We had the pleasure to taste some of them, because tasting is believing. It wasn't my last visit, that's for sure!

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Huurman1968
Reviewed May 3, 2018

Great selection of whisky and other spirits (try the Elgin). Tasting is possible as well. In addition to drinks you get some other specialties as well.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank CountVanCount
Reviewed April 19, 2018

Our group spent a happy hour(!) here exploring the tremendous range of whisky (other food and drink is available to buy)and sampling a few with personal attention from knowledgeable and keen staff. Inevitably a few purchases were made from this must-visit destination for whisky lovers...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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