Glendronach Revival is the culmination of nearly a year's hard work by the distillery's new owners, replicating their success at Benriach. This Oloroso-matured Revival received a whopping 92 points from the highly-esteemed Whiskyfun website.
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 much-loved single malt, Cardhu is an easy-going, charming Speysider. This is has been aged for longer than the regular 12 year old expression, and the extra three years combine the distillery's characteristic orchard fruit, barley sugar malt and cake spices with richer tropical fruit and vanilla notes.
Released in 2005, a couple of years after owners Angus Dundee had bought this little-known distillery, this landmark 15yo was the first official bottling of Glencadam for many years, with most of its previous output going into Cream of the Barley and Ballantine's.
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.
A 1998 vintage Aultmore from independent bottlers Speciality Drinks Ltd as part of their Single Malts of Scotland range. Aged for 15 years in cask number 2619, just 220 bottles of this rich and warming whisky were released.
A single cask 1997 vintage Clynelish released in 2013 by independent bottlers Hunter Laing as part of their Old Malt Cask series. This was one of the first bottlings released after Douglas Laing was split in two, with Stewart creating Hunter Laing.
Launched in Spring 2013, initially for the travel retail market only, Glengoyne's 15 year old Distiller's Gold. About as unsmoky as a whisky can get, it has been aged predominantly in sherry casks, leading to a rich, sweet and remarkably balanced whisky.
A 1997 vintage Dufftown from independent bottlers Signatory as part of their Cask Strength Collection. This was distilled in the year Grand Metropolitan and the distillery's then owners, Guinness, merge to create Diageo.
Finished in Chateau d'Yquem Sauternes casks, this has all the expected Bruichladdich characteristics - seaspray, brine, floral notes - with a deliciously smooth extra veneer of sweetness. A deservedly popular 'Laddie.