A 33 year old blended Scotch whisky from The Edrington Group, the folks behind Macallan and Highland Park, as well Cutty Sark and Famous Grouse. This was a special bottling to mark the company's 150th anniversary and was originally only given out to employees. However, as with many of these things a few have got out into the wild and we have managed to acquire some.
A 1978 Glenglassaugh, matured for 33 years and chosen by production manager Mhairi McDonald as part of the distillery's Chosen Few range. She went for something a bit different to the other bottlings, going for a fresh and fruity dram.
An old bottling of 1967 vintage Tomatin released by independent bottler Douglas Laing as part of the Old Malt Cask series. Distilled in January, it was aged in a sherry cask for 33 years before 594 bottles were yielded in June 2000.
A 1970 vintage Brechin (aka North Port) bottled by independent bottlers Douglas Laing as part of their Platinum Selection series. Closed in 1983, bottlings from this distillery are becoming ever harder to find and are subject to increasing demand.
A special set from Balblair from a few years back - a combination of a bottle of their long discontinued 33 year old whisky with a branded, and lined, nosing glass and a mini bottle of the whisky to try before you open the full sized version.
Distilled in 1971 and matured in a small batch of exquisite Oloroso sherry casks, this 33 year-old dram appeared in 2004 and at the time was the oldest and quite possibly the best Glendronach ever released. Boasting 95/100 from Jim Murray's Whisky Bible and a Gold Medal at the San Francisco Spirits Competition, this is not a dram to miss.
An old bottling of 1950 vintage Jameson bottled for wine merchants Averys of Bristol. Distilled in February, this was one of the last two butts owned by the company and were bottled in the Autumn of 1983 at 33 years of age.
A delightful pear shaped bottle of 33 year old Springbank. We estimate this was bottled in the 1980s, an interesting decade which saw the distillery closed until 1987 and peated Longrow released for the first time as an experiment.
A legendary 1968 bottling of Bunnahabhain. Aged in sherry casks for around 34 years before release in 2002, this scored a huge 93 points from malt maniac Serge Valentin and scores over 90 points from 12 of the others.<
A legendary 1968 bottling of Bunnahabhain. Aged in sherry casks for around 34 years before release in 2002, this scored a huge 93 points from malt maniac Serge Valentin and scores over 90 points from 12 of the others.
Please note this bottle has slight damage to the label as shown in the photograph.