A 25 year old bottling of Springbank, specially released to commemorate Frank McHardy's 40 years in distilling. Presented in a delightful wooden box, each of the 610 bottles is individually numbered and signed by the great man himself.
This was the first ever official bottling of 25 year-old malt from the much-mourned Brora. Bottled for the 2008 Special Releases from Diageo after a string of 30yos in previous years. Jim Murray's Scotch of the Year in its category two years running.
Whisky Bible 2011: Best Single Malt (22-27 Years); 96 Points
First released in 2013, the Dalmore 25 is matured initially in American white oak before a second maturation in a combination of Palomino Fino sherry butts and first fill bourbon casks. These are then married together in bourbon barrels before a finishing period in Tawny Port pipes.
Not the most expensive malt in our Luxury Collection, but this is a class act, and a benchmark malt for Longmorn, one of the very best distilleries in Speyside. Superb flavour concentration with the distillery's trademark grapefruit, boiled sweets and a hint of smoke.
A 25 year old bottling released as part of the Millennium Set of releases from Springbank. The set comprised whiskies bottled at 25, 30, 35, 40, 45 and 50 years of age. Anyone who collected the 6 received a free set of miniatures of the same. This was awarded and average of 91 points from 6 of the Malt Maniacs.
This is the 25 year old bottling from the much lauded Millennium Set of releases from Springbank. The set of 6 contained whiskies bottled at 25, 30, 35, 40, 45 and 50 years of age. This particular bottling received an impressive average of 91 points from 6 of the Malt Maniacs.
A 1970 vintage Hillside bottled as part of Diageo's Rare Malts series. Dormant from 1899 to 1938, Glenesk reopened as a grain distillery. Converted to a malt distillery, it was renamed Hillside in 1964, then renamed back to Glenesk around 1980 before being closed for good in 1985. Bottlings from this distillery are highly sought after.
From the distillery also known as Glenesk comes this little-seen and hugely under-rated Rare Malts bottling under the Hillside moniker. A bit OTT at full strength, with a drop of water this dram reveals a hidden honeyed beauty.
A fantastic release from Hillside, aka Glenesk, as part of the Rare Malts series. Bottlings from Hillside are very hard to find in general, especially distillery bottlings such as this one, and this lives up to the rarity by also being rather good.
A much sought after early 2000s bottling from the Scotch Malt Whisky Society, distilled at now-closed cult distillery Brora. Distilled in February 1977 and bottled in October 2002 after 25 years in wood.
A 1969 vintage Bowmore, bottled at 25 years old. Another superb bottling from the 1960s stocks at Bowmore (they've had a few), Serge Valentin of whiskyfun.com gave this 91 points and noted it was full of tropical fruit.
A 25 year old bottling of Rosebank from independent bottlers Signatory. Distilled in 1967 and bottled in 1993 at cask strength. Rosebank bottlings are becoming increasingly hard to find, due to the fact the distillery closed in 1993.