A relatively young entry in the Douglas Laing Platinum range, with only 21 years on the clock for this whisky from Glenrothes. However, it has come from a sherry hogshead with an outturn of only 94 bottles - a rare dram which probably has a story behind it...
A 1990 vintage Laphroaig from Douglas Laing, bottled as part of their Directors' Cut range, as selected by Fred and Stewart Laing. Distilled in October and bottled in August 2012 after 21 years of maturation in a refill hogshead.
This is the original, first release of Balvenie 21 year old. This whisky was matured in traditional oak casks before being transferred to Port pipes which previously held 30 year old Port. This is the only release of the Balvenie 21yo to carry a bottling date and is quite collectible, being the first of what is now a highly sought after expression.
Only the second official Rosebank since the demise of the Rare Malts series, this 21yo was distilled in 1990 and has been vatted from refill American and European casks. Lighter in style than 2007's officially-bottled 25yo, in a strong field this was another of the hits of 2011's Special Releases.
Matured in mixture of sherry and bourbon casks. This range has been around for a few years now and seems to have weathered the storm it caused amongst the faithful when it was initially released. MAXIMUM ONE PER PERSON
A 1977 vintage whisky bottled by the Scotch Malt Whisky Society from closed Inverness distillery Glen Albyn, demolished and replaced by a branch of B&Q, that has since closed. This was distilled in September 1977 and bottled almost exactly 21 years later in September 1998.