A special bottling of 1986 Glenturret released for Glasgow's hosting of the 2014 Commonwealth Games. Aged for 27 years before being bottled just before the event, this has sweet notes of tropical fruit.
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. This little beauty was awarded 5 stars and 90/100 by Serge, www.whiskyfun.com.
The 4th edition in Bruichladdich's DNA series, digging into the heart and soul of the distillery's character. This time it's from 1985 and has been aged for 27 years before cask selection and bottling.
A limited edition bottling of 1977 vintage whisky from Glenturret, normally found at the heart of the Famous Grouse blend. This has been aged for 27 years before being bottled in 2004 to produce a sweet and smooth whisky with toffee and elegant oak.
A 27 year old whisky from seldom seen Glenlochy, closed in 1983 without an official bottling appearing. Since then only a few whiskies have appeared with the distillery's name on, including this 1974 vintage from Signatory, distilled on 29th November and bottled on 11th November 2002.
An old and well aged whisky from Benromach, bottled by independent retailer Cadenhead's. It was distilled in February 1966 and bottled in October 1993, the year that the (at that time) mothballed distillery was bought by current owners Gordon & Macphail.
A rare 1974 vintage whisky from Glenlochy, closed in 1983 without an official bottling appearing. This is one of a handful of independent bottlings, distilled on 29th November and bottled on 11th November 2002 by Signatory.
A very rare bottling of 1972 vintage Garnheath Single Grain, bottled by independent bottlers Signatory at 27 years of age on Febraury 1 2000. The distillery was situated in the Moffat complex (along with Killyloch and Glen Flagler), was closed in July 1986 and demolished in 1988.
One of the most eagerly anticipated bottlings of the 2013 Diageo Special Releases (and in our view the best looking) is this 1985 vintage Talisker. Aged for 27 years in refill American Oak, this shows off the intensity that Talisker can offer, both in terms of flavour and complexity.
Please note this is limited to 1 bottle per customer.
A 1970 bottling from Glen Garioch, the same year the distillery changed hands from DCL to Morrison (now Morrison Bowmore and still the owners today). The bottle carries the traditional stag on the label.
A release of Glen Garioch from the late 90s, bottled at 27 years old as part of the Distillery Archive series. It was distilled in 1970, the year that the distillery was sold to Stanley P Morrison Ltd, the latest incarnation of which also own Bowmore and Auchentoshan.