A big bottle of Benriach 12 year old. This distillery has enjoying a continued renaissance over the last decade, since it was reopened after being sold to Intra Trading in 2004. A delightfully honeyed and fruity Speysider.
An old bottling of (Royal) Lochnagar 12 year old. The distillery lies near to Balmoral Castle and was reputedly a favourite of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. We estimate this bottle dates from the 1970s.
A remarkably dark 12yo Knockando 1996 bottled at full strength from a sherry cask (surely a first-fill) for the Managers' Choice series. It's fair to say that this will likely be somewhat more intense than the standard 12yo.
The 4th release of Lagavulin's entry in Diageo's yearly Special Releases collection - the ever reliable 12 year old. Fresher and more feisty than the 16 year old, it's both an excellent whisky in its own right as well as a way to see how Lagavulin develops over the years.
The third cask bottled by The Scotch Malt Whisky from Glenlossie in Speyside. This was distilled in August 1977 and bottled 12 years later in June 1990 presumably, judging by the colour, from a sherry cask.
An old distillery bottling of Strathisla. The distillery is the spiritual home of the Chivas Regal range of blends, which is where most of its output ends up. We estimate this bottle dates from the 1980s.
An old bottling of 12 year old Linkwood. We estimate this was bottled in the 1970s, a decade which saw the original two stills at the distillery joined by four new ones, which helped to increase capacity.
A classic dumpy bottle of Glendronach 12 year old. In general, bottlings from the distillery in this shape bottle are fantastic and remain in high demand. We estimate that this was bottled in the 1980s.