Built by the US company Schenley (trading as Seager Evans / Long John) in 1957/58 as an addition to their Strathclyde grain complex in Glasgow, all but a tiny fraction of this malt went straight into the Long John blend. The name comes from two Gaelic words meaning 'head' and 'shake, agitate or wave'. Sadly, the powers that be decided that the ... Read More »
A 1968 vintage Kinclaith, bottled by Gordon & Macphail. The distillery was only operational for 18 years and no official bottlings were ever released, with almost all the production going towards the Long John blend. Bottlings from the distillery are therefore very rare and in high demand.
One of the rarest single malts out there, Kinclaith distillery was only operational for 18 years, during which time no official bottlings were ever released. This is a 1967 vintage, bottled by Gordon & Macphail in the 1980s. By their nature, all bottlings of Kinclaith are highly sought after.
A very rare bottling of whisky from Kinclaith, a short lived distillery that only ran from 1957 to 1975. Bottlings are few and far between, with no distillery bottlings ever made available, but Gordon & Macphail managed to get a few casks and release this 1967 vintage in 1991.
Kinclaith is now very rare, having only been made for around twenty years at the Strathclyde complex in Glasgow before being dismantled in 1977. This bottling was done fro Gordon & Macphail's Connoisseurs Choice series, probably at some point in the late 1980s.
A very rare bottling of legendarily hard-to-find whisky from Kinclaith, a malt distillery incorporated into the Strathclyde complex which ran for just 18 years between 1957 and 1975, with almost all output going into the Long John blend. This 1969 cask was bottled by Signatory in 2005.
A lovely old bottle of the ridiculously rare Kinclaith, this is from the 1966 vintage and was bottled in the early 1980s at 16 years old for the Connoisseurs Choice series by Gordon & Macphail, who have labelled it as a Highland malt despite the fact that Kinclaith was made in Glasgow at the Strathclyde complex.
An old Connoisseurs Choice bottling of the ludicrouslyrare Kinclaith. Distilled in 1966, this is aged for 16 years before being bottled, labelled as a Highland malt despite the fact that Kinclaith was made in Glasgow at the Strathclyde complex.
A 1975 vintage Kinclaith set from Signatory containing a bottle, a mini and a glass. The distillery was only operational between 1957 and 1975, with almost all the production intended for the Long John blends and no distillery bottlings ever released. Bottlings from the distillery are therefore extremely rare and much sought-after.
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.
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.