12 Jun '11, 6pm

It's amazing really! Whisky domination: via @AddThis

So one day not so long ago, said Neil Urquhart, a man walks into the shop. Gordon & MacPhail's on South Street in Elgin, in Moray, Scotland, opened in 1895. A temple in the world of malt whisky. More than 1,000 varieties, pretty much every scotch currently available in Britain, plus some that aren't, at least not anywhere else. Anyway, said Urquhart, who was working in the shop at the time - the fourth generation of his family to join the firm - this chap walked in, more or less off the street: "He knew what he wanted, mostly. A specific Ardbeg, an older Macallan. I steered him a wee bit for the others. He bought four bottles of whisky. For £20,000 (S$40,424). He was Taiwanese." Connoisseurs will come in here, said David, a third-generation Urquhart, standing in said shop - a solid, reassuring sort of place in a solid, reassuring sort of town at the top of Speyside, home t...

Full article: http://www.todayonline.com/WineandDine/EDC110610-0000018/...

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