Smooth Ambler's 7 year old Old Scout Bourbon is a mixture of 60% corn, 36% rye and 4% malt. The distillery was only founded in 2009, so this whiskey is blended from casks distilled elsewhere and chosen by Smooth Ambler. It has sweet and spicy notes including apple, cherry and tobacco.
Founded in 2009, Smooth Ambler's range of older whiskies are made using barrels hand selected by the owners, until their own spirit is old enough. This 7 year old rye uses a mashbill of 95% rye and 5% malted barley and has notes of black tea, honey and mint.
A 7 year old whisky distilled at Bruichladdich in 2003, deeply coloured thanks to its unusual maturation - rather than maturing in ex-bourbon casks before being ACE-d, or finished, this whisky was aged solely in Port casks.
An interesting, untampered with whisky from Murray McDavid, switching their usual ACEing for simple, but excellent, cask selection. This is a 2000 vintage Bowmore simply aged in sherry casks for 7 years before bottling.
A 2006 vintage Bunnahabhain from well established independent bottlers Berry Brothers & Rudd. This may have been bottled at just 7 years of age, but is certainly mature in its complexity and is a delicious example of young peated Bunnahabhain.
A single cask 2006 vintage Edradour, selected by The Whisky Exchange in early 2013 and bottled by the distillery at 7 years of age. While visiting the distillery we tried a number of their single casks and were shocked at the depth of flavour they'd manage to get into this dram in such a short amount of time - fresh and zesty with a solid oloroso sherry wood backbone.
A single pot still limited edition version of the famous Paddy Irish Whiskey released to celebrate the 2013 centenary of the brand. The packaging has been designed to be reminiscent of the brand's early days and is bottled at 7 years of age.
A special whisky commissioned by Gordon Wright and the Soil Association and produced by Springbank. This is the first completely organic single malt whisky produced. Bottled specially for the Millennium and named Dà Mhìle, which is Gaelic for 2000.
An old bottling of Baker's 7 Year Old, a powerful small-batch bourbon which utilises a special kind of yeast for extra smoothness. Rich and intense, this is a perfect substitute for an after-dinner cognac and is bottled at 107 proof.
An old bottling of 7 year old Glenturret. Very few official bottlings are released as most of the distillery's production is used as a base for The Famous Grouse, of which it is the spiritual home. We estimate this bottle dates from the 1970s.
An old bottling of 7 year old Glenturret from the 1970s. Very few official bottlings are released as most of the distillery's production is used as a base for The Famous Grouse, of which it is the spiritual home.
Please note this bottle has a tear to the label as shown in the photograph.
A beautiful looking bottle of Jameson's three star whiskey, released back in the 1960s. It's proudly marked with an age statement, unlike many whiskies of the era, claiming 'Not a drop is sold till it's seven years old'.
An old bottle of Jameson's whiskey which was bottled sometime in the 1940s for export to the US. This whiskey has been aged for a minimum of 7 years and has been bottled at a rather interesting strength of 87 proof (43.5%).