The top of the range bottling in Inchmurrin's 2013 relaunch - aged for 21 years in the Loch Lomond warehouses. It's a lightly peated spirit from the Loch Lomond distillery, part of their wide range of different whiskies.
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 1991 vintage whisky from closed, and since burned down and demolished, Littlemill, released by Douglas Laing for their Old Malt Cask range of single cask whiskies. This one was distilled in November 1991, matured for 21 years in a refill hogshead and then bottled in February 2013.
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. MAXIMUM 1 BOTTLE 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.