A great, but sadly neglected, Highlander, Blair Athol is one of the gems of the Flora & Fauna range. This expression has always tended towards the chunky, sherried style, with spices and oak adding complexity to rich maltiness. We felt that it was time to remind people about this over-looked dram.
Distillery bottlings of Strathclyde Single Grain are incredibly rare. In fact this seems to be the first one we've ever had and there are none over on the Malt Maniacs' Monitor either! Aged for 12 years, this was bottled in 2013 by Chivas Brothers as part of their Cask Strength Edition series.
' Rounded yet delicate. Apples again, tingly spiciness. Fills and perfumes the mouth. Delicious...A classic example of a relatively light and fragrant whisky that has real complexity and a gorgeous feel. 8/10' Dave Broom, Whisky Magazine, Nov 2002
A special bottling of Edradour 12yo. Songwriter Dougie Maclean has selected this single Oloroso cask from 1997 as part of the Homecoming celebrations and named it after his most famous song, Caledonia. This is the first in what will be an ongoing series from Edradour.
A 2013 addition to The Balvenie's range, as a younger sibling to the 15 year old single cask. This is exclusively matured in first fill bourbon casks and each bottle is part of a batch that is at most 300 bottles - all taken from the same cask.
The fresh young addition to the family, Port Askaig 12 year old was introduced at The Whisky Exchange Whisky Show 2012 and is a delightfully vibrant, sooty, salty seaside dram perfect for autumn and winter hipflasks.
A single pot still incarnation of Powers whisky, named for the now-defunct old Powers distillery. This is a very classy whiskey made using a combination of bourbon and oloroso sherry cask matured spirit. ONE BOTTLE PER CUSTOMER
Whisky Bible Awards 2012 - Irish Whiskey of the Year
One of the first whiskies off the Springbank bottling line at the beginning of the year - the 2014 edition of their rightly popular 12 year old cask strength. A touch of Springbank's trademark farmyardy smoke with a hit of rich sherried fruit thanks to the oloroso sherry cask matured whisky in the mix.
A litre of Buchanan's hard to find (in the UK at least) blend. 'Stunningly soft texture, enormously fruity with some firm grain through the middle and then spice. 85/100' Jim Murray's Whisky Bible 2005
A 2000 vintage Edradour, which was aged for 8 years in a hogshead before being transferred to an ex-Chardonnay cask for 4 and a half years. Released as part of the distillery's ongoing Straight From the Cask series of bottlings which use a variety of different wine casks to finish their whiskies.
This organic expression of 12 year old whisky from Loch Lomond was a limited release in 2013. Certified by the Soil Association, this was one of the last bottlings to be released under Sandy Bulloch's ownership before the distillery was sold to the Loch Lomond Group in March 2014.