The second sensational OB Port Ellen 1978, bottled around the turn of the millennium as part of the Rare Malts series. This phenomenal dram was rated at 93 points by Serge Valentin of Whiskyfun, and its popularity and acclaim led to the revivial of interest in this classic closed distillery and thus to the birth of the annual Special Releases series.
Another supremely contemplative malt that demands time and concentration. This bottling is from bourbon casks that were re-racked into Oloroso sherry casks for the final stages of maturation. One of the most difficult-to-find Glenmorangies.
The first ever version of the now hugely popular Port Ellen Annual Releases. Distilled in 1979 and bottled at cask strength after 22 years of maturation. Port Ellen distillery closed in 1983 and is considered to be one of the most prestigous distilleries in history.
One of the now-legendary 1972 Broras bottled by Diageo as part of the Rare Malts series, that really kick-started the explosion of interest in this lost distillery. 1972 is regarded as a miracle year for Brora, and this version won 96 points from Brora expert Serge Valentin on Whiskyfun.
One of the now-legendary 1972 Broras bottled by Diageo as part of the Rare Malts series, that really kick-started the explosion of interest in this lost distillery. 1972 is regarded as a miracle year for Brora, and this version won Brora expert Serge Valentin's highest ever score, with 97 points. Enough said.
An incredible old bottling of Macallan from the 1930s. Aged for 22 years, bottled in Scotland and then imported into the US after the end of prohibition in 1933. Beautifully preserved and a great piece for a collector.
The famous Ardbeg 'Manager's Choice' bottling is a single sherry cask from 1976 selected by Stuart Thomson for sale at the distillery in 1999. An enormous hit at the time, this was one of the key early single cask bottlings that kickstarted Ardbeg's stratospheric rise.