Whyte & Mackay's now defunct range for older whiskies was called the Stillman's Dram. This is a 25 year old Tamnavulin, a distillery which was only founded in 1966 and was mothballed from May 1995 to 2007 We estimate this was distilled in the 1970s.
A 25 year old edition of Cameron Brig, bottled in 1999 to commemorate the 175th anniversary of John Haig receiving his first licence to distill. Cameron Brid is the single grain whisky produced at Cameronbridge distillery.
The third edition in Bruichladdich's DNA series, examining the component parts that make the distillery's whiskies tick. This one marries together some of their best casks of the 1980s - their final batch of sherry butts. Bottled at cask strength and limited to only 1665 bottles, this is one for all fans and collectors of Bruichladdich.
A single malt whisky matured at a mystery distillery and specially selected by Gordon & Macphail. This is a marriage of two casks which were distilled in 1967 and aged for at least 25 years. This whisky was matured in port casks and bottled at a tame 40% in March 1993.
Glenfarclas combined ten of their last remaining quarter casks, the youngest of which was 25 years old, to produce this bottling. The whisky has spent all of its life in quarter casks and therefore gives greater wood contact and thus even more complexity and richness than the core 25 year old bottling.
The cask strength bottling of Laphroaig 25yo is a very different beast to the old 25yo (and in our opinion, upping the strength is a big improvement). Rich and smouldering, with a big coal hit and a lingering seaweed character. We said at the time that this was tremendous stuff, and now it's only gone and won the IWSC Trophy for Best Cask Strength Single Malt.
Released in 2005, this was the third Talisker 25yo to be released and was acclaimed at the time as being the best so far. Thankfully the standard has remained at an extraordinarily high level ever since.
A 25 year old Glen Grant from the highly sought after Director's Reserve series of bottlings. This was range of releases of whiskies normally reserved for drinking by the Directors and their guests. We estimate this was bottled in the 1980s and comes in the then common rectangular shaped bottle.
A single cask bottle of Port Ellen from McGibbon's as part of their Provenance range of bottlings. Distilled in the year the distillery closed (1983), this will be one of the last ever spirits produced there. Bottled for World Duty Free, Port Ellen bottlings are always much sought after.
A 1971 vintage Macallan bottled by independent bottlers Hart Brothers. This was distilled just a few years before the capacity of the distillery was increased by upping the number of stills from 12 to 18. This was bottled at 25 years of age.
A very rare Signatory bottling of Glenugie 1976 from a single cask, bottled in 2001. The vast majority of Glenugie's spirit went for blending and the distillery was closed in 1983, so single malt expressions are rather rare nowadays.
A 1975 vintage whisky from Linlithgow distillery, also known as St. Magdalene distillery. This whisky has been matured in a single oak cask for 25 years, and has been bottled at cask strength. Bottled by Signatory in September 2000.