Gordon & MacPhail
Gordon & MacPhail
4.5
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Established as a grocery business in 1895 in the heart of Scotland’s Speyside region, we originally curated all manner of groceries from around the world such as teas, coffees, wines and whisky. Their appreciation of the rich tapestry of flavours they encountered led the founders, James Gordon and John Alexander MacPhail, to seek out and complement this varied stock with equally fine produce in the form of Speyside’s many and varied single malt Scotch whiskies. Gordon & MacPhail South Street is currently open with a range of over 800 whiskies and an exceptional range of wines and spirits. We are an independent bottler of whiskies from throughout Scotland, an exporter, a distiller (owning Benromach distillery and The Cairn distillery) and one of the UK’s top independent whisky, premium spirits and wine wholesale specialists. Please note the delicatessen is permanently closed.
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FamRoling
Mijdrecht, The Netherlands12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
Nice flight of whiskies to taste in combination with good story told by Sarah. Couple of unknown distilleries experienced by taste.
Written 9 April 2024
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Kristian G
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
Exelent service and good whisky. Had the connoisseurs choice tasting. A very nice enviroment, a pleasant host. Perfect whisky experience
Written 5 April 2024
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Svg86
11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
Great whisky tasting! Fantastic hosting by Nigel! 👍👍👍👍👍 We were seven friends planning for this trip! 40 year old Linkwood, what can go wrong?
Written 5 April 2024
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Global21547068410
Elgin, UK1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
This G&M whisky tasting experience was a 65th birthday present from good friends. Our host Sarah was very very knowledgeable for one so young!!! She had picked 5 whiskies from local distilleries which I and my friends had never sampled, so straight away we were hooked!!! Each one we tasted had different colours and flavours and strengths. Sarah advised us to leave a little in each glass and go back to each one after trying the others. This gave a slightly different taste to the original tasting. Great idea, thank-you Sarah. At the end of the tasting my favourite was the 25 year old Linkwood!!!! I have done various whisky distillery tours in Moray where the focus is the distlling process. This G&M experience was all about the end product!!!! Would definitely recomnend this tasting experience!!! 10 out of 10
Written 6 March 2024
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chali10802018
Plymouth, UK6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Solo
Great selection of cigars and a considered collection of drinks in a well thought out shop. Staff are extremely knowledgeable and helpful. I don’t think I have ever been to a shop with a better service. Both of the gents on duty are a credit to the brand (I believe the chap who advised me on cigars was called Jack). A must visit when in Elgin or the local area.
Written 19 December 2023
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Hello there, Thanks so much for helping share. Reviews like yours mean the world to us and are so important for future guests. Jack is our knowledgable Senior Whisky Advisor and an asset to our team. Thank you again for taking the time to share this wonderful feedback and we hope to welcome you back soon. Many thanks, Alannah
Written 12 January 2024
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michael h
Stirling, UK26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
we have been to many whisky tastings over the years, but this one proved to be far and away the best. We were introduced to 5 whiskys from the Gordon Macphail range, all quality whiskys and each with a distinctive character and flavour. I think the gentleman's name was russell, apologies if I'm wrong, guided us through the tasting in an informal, yet knowlegeable and enthusiastic way. We like to take our time when drinking whisky, savouring the flavours and enjoying the experience. Russell understood this and at no stage were we rushed. All in all, it was a very enjoyable experience. A great way to spend an afternoon.
Written 13 November 2023
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Hello, We are incredibly grateful that you took the time out to leave us a 5-Star review! We take pride in knowing our guests are happy with their Gordon & MacPhail experience. Russell is an absolute gem and his knowledge and passion for the industry is second-to-none. Thank you for your support, we really appreciate it! Looking forward to seeing you again soon, Alannah
Written 12 January 2024
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nwaynesworld
Nova Scotia2,288 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
Great retail outlet in Elgin. Worth a visit. Tremendous selection of whiskey and other spirits. We had a private whiskey tasting, which was by far one of the best.
Written 10 June 2023
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Ian
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Solo
Sadly seems to have gone downhill recently. The deli is closed and there is no food to buy like there used to. Some whisky is overpriced, £30 in their shop compared to £20 in Tesco. (As 1 example) I realise you pay for the experience of being there but not by £10 a go. Staff are very friendly and knowledgeable, however it’s really only for tourists who want to pay over the odds for drink.
Written 4 October 2021
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XC70DAVE
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021
Myself and five friends booked a bespoke whisky tasting as part of my 60th birthday celebrations. The whiskies were superb and our host was fantastic. A real ambassador for the company. Thank you for a great afternoon. We will definitely be back
Written 27 September 2021
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KD61
Ashbourne, UK8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021 • Friends
We attended a whisky tasting on Monday 20 September, which provided some absolutely superb whiskies, which we believe will be the highlight of our week long visit to the north of Scotland.

Generally the staff at G&M were superb, but our host, Lois, was a young lady whose expertise, knowledge and enthusiasm is worthy of special mention.
She expertly managed and guided us through an amazing tasting, with humour and experience worthy of someone with many more years of work under her belt.

Well done, Lois, thank you, and all the best to you and the team!
Written 20 September 2021
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