A bottle of Haig Dimple 12 year old blended whisky in the classic 'dimple' shaped bottle. Originally manufactured by John Haig & co, the trademark bottle was introduced in the 1890s. We estimate this bottle dates from the 1980s.
As reliably excellent as ever, the 2011 Special Releases Lagavulin 12yo was distilled in 1999 and vatted from refill American oak casks. As you'd expect, this is a very upfront, sooty-sweet Lagavulin in the classic style. World Whiskies Awards 2012 - Best Islay 12 years and under
A large 2 litre bottle of Chivas Regal 12 year old, the brand's flagship expression and one of the best selling brands in the world. The spiritual home of the blend is Strathisla distillery, one of the many malts contained within.
A bottle of Buchanan's Reserve 12 year old. The brand was created by James Buchanan in 1884, five years after he arrived in London. The aim of the whisky was to create "a blend which had the perfect balance of body and flavour". We estimate this was bottled in the 1970s.
An old bottling of Mackinlay's 12 year old Legacy blended whisky. The brand is the same one that Shackleton shipped to Antartica for the Nimrod expedition in 1907. We estimate this bottle dates from the 1980s.
This is a bottling that many fans of this underrated distillery still have a soft spot for - the unpretentious old-style Scapa 12yo: an easygoing dram, delightfully honeyed and malty. Replaced by the short-lived, unloved 14yo shortly before owners Allied sold up to Pernod Ricard.
A special bottling for the Friends of the Classic Malts, this is a 12 year-old bottled at the classic Talisker strength of 45.8% and is a definite step up in depth and class from the always-terrific 10 year-old. Spicy, peppery and complex - delicious.
An old bottling of Glengoyne 12 year old, famed for their unpeated single malt. Glengoyne is always very pure in style, allowing their high-quality, easy-drinking whisky to shine in its natural state. We estimate this bottle dates from the 1980s.
Lagavulin 12yo is always one of the most anticipated bottlings in Diageo's Special Releases. As before, this is a full strength bottling from American oak casks. Malt Maniacs Awards 2011: Best Natural Cask Award (Daily Drams)