A top-quality cask-strength Glen Ord, with typical grassy, heathery and barley-sugar notes alongside summer fruits and well-integrated vanilla oak notes. Jim Murray gave this 90 points in the Whisky Bible, calling it 'Blisteringly beautiful'.
A 1984 vintage Highland Park from Douglas Laing, bottled as part of their fancily presented and carefully selected Director's Cut series. Distilled in December, this was matured in a hogshead for 28 years until bottled in September 2013.
A 1977 vintage Glenisla from independent bottlers Signatory. Extremely rare, Glenisla was the name given to an experimental heavily peated malt produced at the now-mothballed Glen Keith distillery in the 1970s.
A rarely seen example of long-aged whisky from Dufftown, this 1985 vintage has been aged for 28 years, all spent in refill American oak. This was bottled as part of the Diageo's annual Special Releases for 2013 and is a fantastic example of what age can do to this quiet Speyside dram.
A single cask bottling of the obscure (and long-defunct) Glen Mhor, whose original site is now famously occupied by a supermarket after the distillery was demolished in the mid-1980s. Another of Signatory's enigmatic 'Wine Treated' barrels.
One of only a tiny handful of official bottlings from the distillery also known as North Port (the others being part of the Rare Malt series). Brechin was demolished more than a decade ago, so this is a real collector's item.
A special release of Longmorn 1969 whisky, specially selected by Signatory for their 10th Anniversary in 1998. This whisky has been matured in Oak cask for 28 years and was bottle at cask strength specifically for the occasion. The bottle comes in a wonderful presentation box, complete with two Signatory-branded tumblers.