Nicknamed 'the seadragon' due to the mythical beast adorning the rather pretty black ceramic bottle and box, this 30 year old Bowmore appeared in the mid 1990s and has achieved almost mythic status itself, being made up entirely of long-aged casks from the legendary 1960s vintages. A magnificent dram, bursting with rich tropical flavours - one of the all-time classics from this distillery.
A 30 year old bottling of Bowmore presented in a beautiful ceramic bottle adorned with a sea dragon, which is also depicted on the accompanying box. Awarded 91 points by Serge Valentin of whiskyfun, this has notes of tropical fruit.
A very special Bowmore from a hogshead filled on August 9th 1980, the day that Queen Elizabeth II visited the distillery. Cask #5774 was acquired by Jim Howat, then Chairman of Morrison Bowmore and was left in his will to the JTH Charitable Trust he created with his wife Christine. Designed and bottled in 2011 by Morrison Bowmore as a special limited edition for the charitable trust yielding 156 bottles at a natural strength of 46.7%.
A 1966 vintage official bottling of Springbank. This was released as part of the highly acclaimed single cask 'Local Barley' series that has proved to be very popular and much sought after. Bottled at 30 years old, this carries a label with depictions of the distillery and its equipment.
A legendary bottling of 1972 vintage Brora from independent bottlers Douglas Laing as part of their Platinum Selection series. This bottling was awarded an incredible average of 94 points from eight of the malt maniacs. Serge Valentin described this one as having notes of salted butter caramel, liquorice and ginseng honey.
A rare bottle of 1973 vintage Midleton, aged for 30 years in the private cellar of Master Distiller Barry Crockett and bottled under the "Master Distillers' Private Collection label. This is presented in a beautiful wooden box.
A stunning old Ardbeg bottled by Signatory in March 1997. This whisky has was distilled in 1967 and has been matured for 30 years in an Oloroso Sherry butt. Limited to just 580 bottles, this is a real collectors piece.
A very special and rare single cask release of whiskey from Cork's Midleton distillery, home to Jameson amongst others, distilled in 1969, aged for 30 years and bottled just in time for the millennium in 1999.
The second of the three extraordinary Oloroso cask 1964 Bowmores released in the mid-1990s. Like the first batch, this release was of 2000 bottles, and originally retailed on the high street for around £80(!). An almost unfathomable concentration and intensity of flavour, and with the perfect balance of fruit, peat and power.
This is the American version of Black Bowmore 2nd edition, the second of the three extraordinary Oloroso cask 1964 Bowmores released in the mid-1990s. An almost unfathomable concentration and intensity of flavour, and with the perfect balance of fruit, peat and power.
A rare 1973 vintage Macallan, released as part of their Fine & Rare series. From cask number 6098, this was bottled at 30 years of age at full strength of over 60 percent, the angels seemingly weren't that thirsty, which is all the better for the rest of us.