A 1996 vintage Laphroaig from independent bottlers Hunter Laing as part of their Old Malt Cask series. Aged for 17 years before bottling, this is a classically sweet and peaty example of the distillery's style.
A 1996 vintage Clynelish from independent bottlers Adelphi. This was aged for 17 years in cask 6417, which judging from the colour used to contain sherry, and bottled in 2014 at full strength of 57.1%.
A 1986 vintage Bunnahabhain from independent bottlers Hunter Laing as part of their Old Malt Casks series. Aged for 17 years before bottling in November 2003, this is a rich and sweet example of this Islay favourite.
Another winner from Nikka's Taketsuru range. This was named for the founder of the company, Masataka Taketsuru and is a big, bold full-bodied vatted whisky of truly exceptional depth, grace and balance.
World Whiskies Awards 2014: World's Best Blended Malt
A fantastic Japanese blend, made with aged malt and grain whiskies from Suntory's three distilleries. Spicy and sophisticated, this is great for catching people out at blind tastings and received a Gold 'Editor's Choice' award from Whisky Magazine & top prize in its category at the World Whisky Awards.
Port Askaig is terrific Islay single malt bottled by our sister company Speciality Drinks. This 17 year-old has a sumptuous balance of smoke, citrus and sweetness - dangerously more-ish for the Islay fans among us.
In our humble opinion there's little better than a mid-teen Laphroaig at full strength from a refill or plain cask, so we're getting a bit hot under the collar about this plain hogshead 'Froyg 1996 from indie heroes Signatory.
An old bottling of Glengoyne 17 year old. Famous for being the distillery where the whisky is made in the Highlands, but matured in the lowlands, as the warehouses are across the road, which is the border, from the distillery. We estimate this bottle dates from the 1980s.
Released to celebrate the distillery's centenary, this 17yo Benromach spent its final two years in sherry casks dating from 1886, 1895 and 1901 before bottling in 1998 by Gordon & Macphail, who had recently taken over and re-invigorated the distillery after a fifteen year distilling hiatus.
Macallan 17yo Fine Oak was introduced in the US market in 2006 and, like the rest of the Fine Oak range, this has been matured in a mix of sherry and bourbon casks to showcase a lighter style from the famously rich, opulent sherried norm.
A 1979 vintage whisky from the Dufftown distillery, bottled by Murray McDavid. This is a rather classic bottling from the often experimental indie, distilled in December 1979, matured for 17 years in a refill sherry cask and the bottled in August 1997.