This Balvenie was matured in barrels that had previously held whisky from Islay, imparting a peatiness to the otherwise unpeated Speyside malt. A slightly mad mix, this has developed a cult following and is consequently increasingly hard to find.
A tad less peaty than early bottlings, the classic Ardbeg 17yo is still a great whisky, but is sadly becoming very thin on the ground as demand increases and supply runs low - it's now a good few years since owners Glenmorangie discontinued it. The first bottling of this sparked the revival of Ardbeg's fortunes after the takeover by Glenmorangie.
Please note this is limited to one bottle per customer. Please note, there is some minor damage to the boxes.
Mosstowie is hard enough to come by - it was only produced between 1964-1981 in Miltonduff's Lomond stills. But an aged Mosstowie 17yo from Sestante? Ludicrously rare. And check out the strength!! A collector's wet dream.
One of the legendary Manager's Dram bottlings, this one from Speyside stalwart Cragganmore. A single cask, chosen by the distillery manager and originally destined for employees and friends of the distillery. This one was aged for 17 years in a sherry cask before being released in November 1992 at a whopping 62%.
A lovely old mid-1990s Connoisseurs Choice bottling of Port Ellen from the not-often-seen 1980 vintage. Anything from Port Ellen bottled at less than twenty years old is quite rare these days, so this is a bit of a find.
A 1968 vintage Caperdonich, bottled by independent bottlers Gordon & Macphail as part of their Connoisseurs Choice range. Originally called Glen Grant No.2, Caperdonich was open for 5 years between 1897 and 1902, closed for 63 years, opened again in 1965 and has been mothballed since 2002. Bottlings form this distillery are therefore relatively rare and in demand.
A 1965 vintage Coleburn from independent bottlers Gordon & Macphail as part of their Connoisseurs Choice range of bottlings. This was bottled a few years before the distillery closed in 1985, bottlings from the distillery were always rare and are therefore in high demand.
A great looking 17 year old bottling of Caperdonich, released by Cadenhead's back in the 1980s. This one shows off Cadenhead's excellent typography choice for the distillery, assigning them the same font as The Goodies.
A 17 year old Clynelish 'released' as a Manager's Dram. These whisky was selected by the manager and bottles were generally given to workers and friends of the distillery, meaning that they're rather good and not all that common.
A 1965 vintage Glenturret from independent bottlers Cadenhead's. Presented in the delightful dumpy bottle and classic black label that was the norm for the firm in this era, this was bottled in September 1982, the year after then owners Remy-Cointreau had bought the distillery and started a period of sizeable investment.
A 1970 vintage North Port (also know as Brechin) bottled by Gordon & Macphail as part of their Connoisseurs Choice range. Almost all of the distillery's production went into blends, with the first official bottlings not appearing until the mid-1990s, a decade after the distillery had closed.
A very rare bottling from St Magdalene distillery. This 1964 vintage whisky has been matured for 17 years and bottled by Gordon & Macphail for their Connoisseurs Choice series. We can't get enough of these old-style brown labels.
A 1964 vintage St Magdalene (aka Linlithgow) from independent bottlers Gordon & Macphail as part of their Connoisseurs Choice range, bottled at 17 years of age in the early 1980s. The distillery was one of the many victims of the cull of 1983 and bottles are ever increasingly rare and sought after.