A bourbon matured small batch 23yo from Old Pulteney, released at the same time as the Sherry Casks edition. This is slightly lighter in style, as one would expect, but boasts equal intensity of flavour, with vanilla and clove from the oak taking prominence.
A 1990 vintage Glenrothes bottled by Hunter Laing as part of their Old & Rare series. Founded in 1878, the Glenrothes brand is owned by fellow independent bottlers Berry Brothers & Rudd. Having spent 23 years in a sherry hogshead, this has dried berry and fruitcake notes.
A 1990 vintage Imperial from independent bottlers Hunter Laing as part of their Old & Rare series. Distilled in October 1990, this was aged for 23 years in a sherry butt before bottling in November 2013.
The Rare Malts are a now-discontinued series of cask-strength releases designed by Diageo to showcase some of the hidden treasures in their portfolio. Originally bottled in 1997, this expression is a brilliant example of what this great Highland distillery is capable of.
An official bottling of 1973 vintage Glen Ord as part of Diageo's Rare Malts series. During the time of distillation, there were two types of maltings in operation at the distillery - a Saladin box and a drum maltings.
A 1989 vintage Bowmore which was aged entirely in port casks for 23 years and bottled in 2013. This was distilled in the year that Suntory first bought a stake in Morrison Bowmore distillers. This has notes of blood orange, spices and winter fruits.
A 1978 vintage Dallas Dhu released by independent bottlers Signatory at 23 years of maturation in a single refill sherry butt in August 2001. The distillery sadly closed in 1983 and is now operated as a museum of distillation.
A wonderfully named whisky from the Scotch Malt Whisky Society, distilled at closed East Highland distillery North Port back in 1976. Distilled in December and bottled almost 24 years later in October 2000.
Duncan Taylor's 'Rarest of the Rare' series showcases a range of single cask, cask-strength malts from distilleries that no longer exist. This 1981 vintage Glenugie was aged for 23 years in Sherry cask 5155 before being bottled in June 2005.
A Rare Malts release of 1972 whisky from Glendullan, distilled in the year when the new Glendullan distillery opened along side the now closed one, and bottled at a hefty 62.43% after 23 years of maturation.