its whisky that they bottle under there own macphails livery as they have not been given permission by the distillery/s to use the name on the bottle, that and its there poorest aged casks
Sorry Vitara7, that's not an entirely accurate statement.
MacPhails is a house brand for G+M, and yes, this allows them the luxury of changing the ingredient malts for each bottling. However, it is not always
because the contributing distillery has disallowed them from stating the name.
Also, it is definitely not
a label for getting rid of the poorest casks. I can assure that some pretty decent casks go into MacPhails, and I've enjoyed a few of their bottlings with other colleagues who have been equally impressed.
The reason the bottling is cheap is because they can only charge what the market will bear. And the reality is that single malt drinkers rarely shell out big bucks for bottles when they don't know what the distillery is.
I can't say I've tried the 40yo, but I've tried 18yo and 25yo and on those experiences, I would happily recommend it.