Gordon & Macphail have taken this a 1993 vintage Ledaig and placed it in barrels which previously held St Joseph Red Wine for a period of 40 months. The mildly peaty Ledaig has taken on some of the lighter fruity characteristics of the St Joseph, making something quite special.
A single hogshead from the popular Speyside distillery Glenrothes. This 1989 vintage release from The Single Malts of Scotland has been bottled at 46%. Clean and fresh, with a hint of spices: much less sherried than most Glenrothes, allowing the distillery character to really shine.
A 19 year old single cask whisky from Benrinnes bottled by Douglas Laing as part of their Old Malt Cask range. This was distilled in 1992, shortly after the distillery released their first official bottling, and bottled in 2011.
A 1991 vintage whiskey from Buffalo Trace bottled as part of their Experimental Collection. A marriage of 8 similar casks left to mature for 19 years and 1 month and bottled at 45% after losing 62% of the casks volume to evaporation.
A wonderfully fresh, minerally Caol Ila bottled by TWE from a single ex-bourbon cask. Lots of sea air, seaweed and seashells make this the olfactory equivalent of a picnic on the beach. A big hit at 2012's TWE Whisky Show.
Bottled at the end of 2012, this is a cask strength edition of the wonderful Port Askaig 19 year old, bursting with fabulously flinty, lemony, seashells-on-the-sea-shore flavours. Although the alcoholic strength has only gone up around 4%, the result is a very noticeable jump in flavour intensity. A truly elemental whisky, perfect for swigging from hipflasks during cold winter walks.
Originally a travel retail exclusive, Glenfiddich have now released Age of Discovery on the general market. Their first 19 year old whisky, finished in Madeira casks in honour of the Portugese explorers of the 15th century. IWSC 2012 - Gold Medal - Whisky - Scotch