A 1974 vintage official bottling of Glenburgie. Rarely seen as a single malt, most of the distillery's production is used for the Ballantine's range of blends. This has been selected by the brand's Master Blender Sandy Hyslop as a stand alone release of just 324 bottles.
A 1973 vintage Ledaig released by independent bottlers Ian Macleod as part of their Chieftain's series. Distilled in June, this was aged in a single hogshead for 32 years before being bottled in October 2005. Ledaig is the name given to peated malt which is produced at Tobermory distillery on the Isle of Mull.
Very few expressions of Glen Elgin have been bottled, so this is a rare treat. Released in 2003, this is a delicious honeyed, fruity dram from an often overlooked distillery that has long been rated 'First Class' by blenders lists.
The first official bottling of Glenugie since a near-impossible-to-find 5yo Grant McDonald bottling from about twenty years ago, this 1977 was bottled in 2010, twenty-seven years after the distillery closed its doors for the last time in 1983. Bottled at its impressive cask strength of 55% abv.
Distilled in 1978, this Brora 32 year old is the oldest yet released by Diageo, and was introduced as part of the Special Releases for 2011. A marvellously complex nose with an intricate, medium-peated palate.
Please note this is limited to one bottle per customer.
A 1967 vintage whisky from Springbank distillery, specially selected by Cadenhead's for their Chairmans Stock series and bottled at its natural cask strength of 46.8% after 32 years in a sherry hogshead - this should be absolutely fantastic.
A 1968 vintage bottling from Bowmore, released to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the foundation of Stanley P Morrison (later to become Morrison Bowmore). This is a big bold whisky with notes of passion fruit and a peaty kick.
Serge Valentin of whiskyfun.com awarded it 91 points.
Extraordinarily rare malt, even by Kinclaith's standards: just 64 (!) bottles were yielded when G&M bottled it in 1996 from what must have been, judging by the colour, an exceptional refill sherry hogshead. Kinclaith was founded in 1957 and closed in 1975. This incredibly scarce Lowlander has never been officially bottled as most of its output went into parent company Schenley International's Long John blend.
An cask-strength Ardbeg from the hugely desirable 1972 vintage, bottled from a single bourbon cask for Oddbins in 2004. Even that far back, Ardbeg mania was already in full effect - this bottling was said to have sold out in under two hours, and that was even before whisky guru Serge of Whiskyfun had given it 93 points...