A wine cask finished malt from Longrow, part of their regular series of full proof bottlings exploring interesting wood. This one was matured for 11 years in refill bourbon casks before recasking in fresh Burgundy casks for a 3 year finish.
A limited edition Balvenie release, originally produced for the French market. This continues in the tradition of their Golden Cask and uses Cuban rum casks to finish the whisky for a total of 14 years of maturation.
A Signatory bottling of 14 year old Glenlivet, released as part of the Cask Strength Collection. Distilled in October 1996, matured in a sherry butt and bottled in October 2011, 6 days shy of its 15th birthday.
The latest incarnation of the yearly cask strength 'unpeated' Caol Ila produced as part of Diageo's Special Releases selection. This time it's been aged for 14 years in ex-sherry casks, filled in 1997. There's not a lot of sherried Caol Ila out there and this might be our pick of this year's range.
From a tiny distillery in Orkney, Scapa is often overlooked in favour of its more famous neighbour Highland Park. This 14yo was quite a shortlived bottling -it was introduced by then new owners Chivas Brothers to replace the old 12yo, but was subsequently superseded by the now-familiar 16 year old standard official bottling.
A special whisky specially selected for the Springbank Society. This 1998 vintage whisky has been matured in Port butts for 7 years, before being 'finished' in Refill Bourbon Butts for another 7 years.
A very desirable 1995 Wild Turkey in extremely fancy packaging, this long-aged bourbon from one of Kentucky's finest distillers has been hand-selected by Master Distiller Jimmy Russell himself and comes in rather arresting wood and copper packaging.
A special bottling of Springbank whisky for the Springbank Society. This single cask whisky was matured in a Ex-Bourbon hogshead and bottled in March 2007 at 14 years old. Limited to just 265 bottles, this is a real collectors piece.