Michael Urquhart of Gordon & MacPhail introduces the new Private Collection malts during a master class at The Whisky Show London October 4, 2014. Photo ©2014 by Mark Gillespie. This is the first of two episodes this weekend from The Whisky Show in London, and we’ll be looking at some of the new whiskies that made their debut this weekend at Vinopolis, home of The Whisky Exchange. Some of the newest whiskies are actually very old whiskies, including four special Gordon & MacPhail Private Collection single malts to celebrate the transition of the family-owned business to a new generation of Urquharts. Michael Urquhart, the last of the third generation members to retire, helped introduce the 57 to 63-year-old whiskies during a master class today in London. Another longtime family-owned firm, Berry Bros. & Rudd, unveiled the oldest single grain Scotch whisky bottling on record, a 50-year-old North British grain distilled in 1962.

We’ll also check on the new Chivas Brothers distillery in Speyside that’s ramping up operations this week, along with Edradour’s plans to expand Scotland’s smallest distillery, and check on other new releases from around the world.

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