A recent release of the now-legendary Glenlivet 1964 Cellar Collection bottled in 2004 (one of Sukhinder's all-time favourite Glenlivets). This is now in Glenlivet's smart new packaging with the clear glass and the sliding wooden box.
An impressive and long awaited bottling from Old Pulteney - their oldest release yet, at a hefty 40 years old. It's presented in a hefty box with a book tracing the history of the distillery and the hand blown bottle, capped with a polished stone stopper, is decorated with silver waves, blown across the glass while the metal was molten.
A 1946 vintage Glenlivet from independent bottlers Gordon & Macphail, who specialise in bottling older whiskies. Distilled just after the end of the Second World War, this has been aged for 40 years before being bottled.
One of the rarest single malts to have existed, Kinclaith distillery was housed within the Strathclyde Grain Whisky complex from 1957 to 1975. This 1969 vintage was aged for 40 years before being released by independent bottlers Signatory.
An outstanding Highland Park, bottled at a remarkable 40 years old. They've done a good job on the presentation, too - extremely heavy box with proper hinges and magnetic closure, with a leather-bound booklet inside extolling the virtues of distillery and dram.
'WORLD'S BEST NEW RELEASE - World Whiskies Awards 2009'
A 1966 vintage Bowmore from independent bottler Duncan Taylor. Bottled in 2006 at 40 years of age, only 153 bottles came out of the cask. Released as part of a series of three single casks of the same vintage and age, this is a rare bottling and much sought after.
An incredible old Bowmore from Duncan Taylor. Distilled back in May 1966, this was aged for 40 years before being bottled in August 2006. This bottling has a bit of a reputation and rightly so - a fantastic example of 1960s Bowmore at its best.
A long awaited 40 year old whisky from Bunnahabhain, a bit hit at The Whisky Show 2012. It's limited to just 750 hand numbered bottles and features an intricately designed label showing off the history of the distillery that's signed by the illustrator. The tube is made from heavy wood and features a hidden compartment in the bottom...
Despite being the No.1-selling malt whisky brand, Glenfiddich is occasionally accused by some malt fans of lacking real complexity. Older expressions, however, are a totally different matter, as evidenced by this masterpiece. The product of truly inspired cask selection and blending, atypically for a Speyside there is little or no sherry influence here, allowing the elegant, floral, slightly smoky distillery character to shine through. Made in batches of around 600 bottles per year.
A very, very special new Isle of Jura, part of the new Rare & Prestigious range from Whyte & Mackay. Only 98 bottles were yielded from the cask. Click on the product for more details and tasting notes.
Dalmore's extra-special 40yo is the leading light of Whyte & Mackay's Rare & Prestigious range. Dalmore ages better than perhaps any other Highland distillery, and these long-aged Dalmores are increasingly sought-after by collectors. The casks used for this 40yo were a mixture of American oak and sherry casks from the world-beating Gonzalez Byass.
Another impressive bottling from the folks at Dalmore, matured for almost four decades in bourbon casks before a final 18 month stint in 30 year old Gonzalez Byass Matusalem sherry casks. It's named for the latin word for 'Constellation' and is certainly rather shiny. IWSC 2012 - Gold Medal - Whisky - Scotch
Bottled in a beautiful crystal decanter, this gorgeous fruity Bowmore has been declared by more than one of our customers to be the best that they have ever tasted. After such a long period of ageing, the malt has taken on a very elegant character and shows restrained peat combined with ethereal layers of exotic fruit. A serious, subtle malt that demands the drinker's time and full attention.
A very old vintage Macallan distilled in 1939 as WWII was breaking out in Europe and bottled at the end of the 1970s at 40 years of age. One of the earliest vintages in the distillery's prestige Fine & Rare series.