A SCOTTISH whisky company has unveiled a rare 60-year-old single malt.

Gordon and MacPhail announced the release of Private Collection from Linkwood Distillery 1956 yesterday. It is believed to be the final remaining 1950s cask in the world.

Just 53 decanters of the 1950s single malt whisky have been released for sale worldwide for £22,000.

Filled at the Linkwood Distillery on January 3 1956, Cask 20 was one of the last casks laid down by John Urquhart, first generation member of the family that owns Gordon and MacPhail.

Stephen Rankin, fourth generation member of the Urquhart family, said: “Private Collection from Linkwood Distillery 1956 by Gordon and MacPhail encapsulates the company’s dedication to the art of single malt whisky maturation and tireless pursuit of perfection.”

Founded in 1895 in Elgin, Gordon and MacPhail is the curator of many of the oldest and rarest single malt whiskies in the world.