An 11 year old bottling from Bladnoch. Aged in a sherry cask, this would have come from one of the first batches produced at Bladnoch since it reopened in 2000. This has the distillery's trademark lemon note with a hint of marmalade from the sherry cask maturation.
A single cask release from Lowland independent distillery Bladnoch, distilled in 2001 and aged for 11 years in sherry butt #281. This is even more different to regular Bladnoch by being lightly peated, for a touch of smoke with the sherry cask flavours.
A Straight from the Cask Edradour finished in Barolo casks. It was distilled on March 26th 2002, matured in a hogshead until February 28th 2011, moved to a Barolo hogshead and then bottled on July 31st 2013.
Longrow is the peaty whisky produced at Springbank distillery. This whisky has been aged for 6 years in refill bourbon barrels and then finished for 5 years in Australian Shiraz barrels, appropriately from Angove's Long Row winery in Australia.
More madness from Murray McDavid, starting with a 1995 vintage distillate from Bowmore. They first matured the spirit in ex-Bourbon before finishing the whisky in Viognier white wine casks from Guigal in Condrieu, for a total of 11 years in wood. They may also have spelled Viognier as Voignier on the label...
A 1994 vintage Longrow from independent bottlers (and Springbank distillery's subsidiary) Cadenhead's. This was distilled just two years after Springbank's on-site maltings reopened and was bottled at 11 years of age.
An eleven year-old Clynelish 1997 bottled at cask strength from a single first-fill bourbon cask - something tells us this could be one of the more popular releases from the last batch of Diageo's Managers Choice bottlings. MAXIMUM 1 BOTTLE PER PERSON.
A single 1997 European Sherry Oak cask of Caol Ila chosen to represent the distillery in the cask strength Managers' Choice range from Diageo. This is only the second ever single cask Caol Ila released by Diageo after the wonderful Feis Ile bottling in 2009 (also a sherry cask, coincidentally).
A 1991 vintage Glenmorangie produced as part of one of their successful experiments with interesting wood. This was matured in new oak from Missouri in the USA and has a bourbony tang in addition to the regular Glenmorangie character.
An incredible 1978 Ardbeg with a fearsome reputation, bottled in 1990 by Sestante. Serge Valentin of Whiskyfun was underwhelmed and 'only' gave it 91 points - an impressive and very hard to find whisky.