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.
At 25 years old this whisky embodies the richness, depth and sweetness of all Ardbegs. Light gold in colour and powerful in character. A phenomenal, much-sought-after bottling of a really outstanding malt.
A 25 year old distillery bottling of Ben Nevis, distilled a couple of years after the death of Canadian Millionaire owner John Hobbs. From the colour on this one I'd guess that some of the whisky has seen the inside of a sherry cask...
A rare 1990s bottling of 1968 Glendronach 25yo, this is from the same period as the legendary Air Nippon bottlings of the same age and vintage, but is not a single cask and is therefore rather less heavy on the wallet than those exalted expressions.
A 75cl version of Macallan's Anniversary Malt (as the 25yo sherry cask version used to be known) bottled in 2000, this edition was distilled in 1975 and was, as far as we know, the last time that Macallan's 25yo had a stated vintage.
A very special 25yo Glenlivet bottled for the Royal Wedding in 1981 (Charles & Di in case you missed it). They pulled out all the stops for this one - a tremendous bottling with a generous dollop of sherry in the mix.