A quarter bottle of Dalwhinnie 15yo, the Highland representative in Diageo's Classic Malts series. Dalwhinnie 15yo is a good introduction to the delights of single malt whisky - elegant, smooth and medium-bodied with a light, fruity palate and a whiff of heather on the finish.
A 20cl bottle of 15 year old Glengoyne. Famously the only distillery where the malt is produced in the Highlands but matured in the Lowlands, with the road splitting the two being the boundary. This has notes of vanilla and spice and is complex, sweet and rounded.
Immensely popular Glenfiddich variant. Using a Solera system common in the maturation of quality sherry, 15yo malt from three different types of casks is married together in a wooden vat, which is constantly topped up to ensure the quality is maintained. IWSC 2012 - Gold Outstanding Medal - Whisky - Scotch
Dalwhinnie 15yo is a good introduction to the delights of single malt whisky - elegant, smooth and medium-bodied with a light, fruity palate and a whiff of heather on the finish. Part of Diageo's Classic Malt range.
A cut above the standard-issue 12yo, Glenlivet 15yo is finished, as the name suggests, in Limousin French Oak (the same kind that is used for many cognacs). International Wine & Spirit Competition: Gold Medal; Best in Class
A 15 year old whisky from the creatively independent folks at Benriach in Speyside. This time they've finished their whisky in tawny port casks, adding some rich vine fruit to their already fruity whisky.
An distillery-bottled 15yo Tormore at 46%, originally released some time around the end of the 1990s when the distillery was still owned by Allied Domecq. This bottling has become rarer and rarer since being replaced by the official 12yo in 2004.
A 15 year-old expression of Singleton of Dufftown, Diageo's easy-drinking Speysider. This is a mix of European and American oak casks, producing a smooth, sweet, approachable style and a spicy, drying finish.
A 15 year old Old Pulteney, bottled by Gordon & Macphail and presented with a replica of the old distillery label. The distillery is located in Wick and, as of 2013, is the second northernmost distillery on the Scottish mainland.
Glencadam 15 has gone from strength to strength since a packaging facelift in 2009, at which time the strength was upped to 46% by owners Angus Dundee, who took over the distillery from Allied in 2003. An undersung distillery that is now starting to stretch its wings with some very good value for money whiskies.
A sweet and rounded 15 year old dram from Glengoyne, made using air dried barley and about as unsmoky as a whisky can get. It's a rich mix of 1st fill sherry and bourbon matured whisky, rounded out with some refill casks.