Caledonian - 1980 Single Grain (Gordon & MacPhail Private Collection)
Caledonian - 1980 Single Grain (Gordon & MacPhail Private Collection)

Caledonian

1980 Single Grain (Gordon & MacPhail Private Collection)

$736.00 USD
70cl / 55.4%

For several decades, the now demolished Caledonian distillery was the largest in Scotland.

This stunning expression was bottled by Gordon & MacPhail as part of the Private Collection series.

Distilled 3rd November 1980 and matured in a refill American Hogshead before bottling on 12th August 2020 - the cask yielded only 111 bottles at 55.4% cask strength.

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RegionLowland

Distillery StatusOperational

Bottles Produced111

Size70cl

Delivery Weight2.0 kg

Strength55.4%

ABOUT THE DISTILLERY / BOTTLER


The Caledonian grain whisky distillery was founded by Graham Menzies & Co. in 1855 as ‘Edinburgh’.  In 1884 the Menzies company merged with DCL. Even though Caledonian operated with just one Coffey still, it was Scotland’s largest whisky distillery for a few years. The distillery was located west of Edinburgh, north of Edrington's North British distillery which is located a little to the south. Both of these distilleries could be found in the Lowlands on the imaginary line between Glenkinchie and Saint Magdalene.

Caledonian was closed by UDV in 1988. The buildings were demolished in 1998.

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