Sherried Longmorn can be a thing of beauty, and this is definitely one of those - 21 years of maturation in a sherry hogshead has created an excellent whisky. Dark and fruity, with butter and spicy notes, this is a fantastic example of well-aged Longmorn.
A 1992 vintage whisky from seldom seen Speyside, one of the newest distilleries in the Speyside region. This has been aged for 21 years in a sherry butt, and the cask influence really shows, with rich, fruity notes complimenting the creamy spirit.
A 1992 vintage whisky from Bladnoch, bottled by independent bottlers Berry Brothers and Rudd. Distilled the year before the distillery was mothballed by then owners United Distillers, this was bottled in 2013 at 21 years of age.
Glen Elgin's spirit is in such high demand by blenders that owners Diageo rarely let much of it slip out in single malt form - and even less by independent bottlers. This cask strength 21yo refill sherry butt from the 1991 vintage represents, therefore, both a rare opportunity to taste Glen Elgin in its unadulterated form and something of a coup for indie bottlers Signatory.
A 21 year old Glen Keith from Belgian independent bottler The Nectar as part of its Nectar of the Daily Drams series. Distilled in 1992, this was bottled in 2013 – long after the distillery's mothballing at the turn of the millennium.
A lightly coloured single cask 1989 Bowmore bottled by Douglas Laing for the Old Malt Cask range. I suspect that this came out of a several-times-refilled sherry cask, but with 21 years under its belt it should have a bit of oomph still.
A gift set comprising a bottle of Glenfarclas' superb 21 year old accompanied by Ian Buxton's excellent book 101 World Whiskies To Try Before You Die. The whisky is brand ambassador George Grant favourite from the range and it's not hard to see why - it's rich, complex and just delicious.
Pulteney is the most northerly mainland distillery in Scotland, ensconced in the town of Wick. The 21 year old is a mix of fino sherry and refill bourbon cask matured whisky and sits at the top of their regular range.
Please note this is limited to 2 bottles per customer. Whisky Bible Awards 2012: World Whisky of the Year, Scotch Whisky of the Year, Multiple Cask 16-21 year old of the Year; 97.5 points
One of the first three whiskies in Bruichladdich's Cuvee series, with a subtitle of MG41 [L'Age d'Or] (no, us neither), matured in American oak casks before finishing in Limousin oak casks previously used to hold Sauternes and Barsac sweet wines.
One of the three initial releases in Bruichladdich's Cuvee range, Cuvee 407 is simply named PX and is subtitled 'La Noche Bocca Arriba', the title of a short story by Julio Cortázar. It's matured in American oak and then finished in PX casks.
The third of the first three whiskies to appear in Bruichladdich's Cuvee range - Eroica, subtitled 'Oh mensch! Gieb acht! Was spricht die tiefe mitternacht?', the opening line from a song in Nietzsche's Thus Spoke Zarathustra. It's an American oak matured whisky finished in Limousin oak that once held brandy.