A 29 year old Glenburgie, rarely seen outside of blends but bottled this time by Signatory for their Cask Strength Collection. It's a single cask distilled on October 26th 1983, matured in a hogshead and the bottled, at cask strength, on July 10th 2013.
A sherry cask release of 1984 vintage Caol Ila, bottled exclusively for The Whisky Exchange by the fine folks at Signatory. This was an easy "yes" when selecting which casks we would bottle with Signatory - soft peat, rich sherry, lots of fruit and excellent balance.
A casualty of the last whisky bust, Glen Mhor was closed in the 1980s and finally dismantled around a quarter of a century ago in 1986 and demolished in 1988, before the site was converted into a supermarket. With most of the distillery's output in its lifetime going straight into the blenders vats, only a small number of casks have survived and it seems likely that soon Glen Mhor's spirit will have disappeared for good.
An epic Ardbeg, this is one of Douglas Laing's earlier Platinum series releases from 2004. Some old Ardbegs are sweet and fruity, but here the emphasis is very much on the smoke with the fruit and sweetness in the background. A belter.
A 1975 vintage Ardbeg from independent bottlers Douglas Laing as part of their Platinum Selection series. Produced in the first year of Ardbeg importing large amounts of malted barley from the mainland, this is a slightly less peatier Ardbeg than one is used to.
Glenfiddich's Spirit of a Nation was created to support the Walking With The Wounded UK South Pole Challenge team, with all profits going to the charity. A UK exclusive, limited to just 200 bottles, this was distilled on Valentine's Day February 14th 1984 and aged in a single refill sherry cask for all but the last 3 months. This final period was spent in a special finishing cask, which has previously been sent to garrison towns around the UK for well wishers to sign.
A single cask bottling of Ardbeg whisky, distilled in 1972 and aged for 29 years. This whisky has undergone a finishing process of a minimum of 6 months in a sheryy cask, before being bottled at Douglas Laing's preferred strength of 50%.
A very special Ardbeg 1972, bottled from a single sherry cask to commemorate the Plowed Society's Ardbegeddon gathering in Las Vegas in 2002. A legendary bottling that won huge critical acclaim on release and remains highly sought-after.
Please note this is limited to one bottle per customer.
A 1979 vintage Japanese single malt whisky from Suntory's Yamazaki distillery. Launched in travel retail in 2008, this has been bottled at full strength at 29 years old after full-term maturation in a Japanese Mizunara oak cask (very unusual as these casks impart a very strong flavour and usually leak a lot).