Grain whisky is made from any cereal grains, although in practice today maize (corn) is most widely used. Unlike single malt whiskies, grain whisky is normally distilled in a column still rather than a potstill, meaning far greater volumes can be produced. Grain whiskies are the main ingredient in most blended Scotch whisky. Read More »
A vintage single grain whisky from Diageo's Cameronbridge distillery, bottled by independent bottlers Signatory. There's a lot of excellent very old grain whisky around at the moment, but rather fewer younger expressions, so this is a very interesting treat.
Distillery bottlings of Strathclyde Single Grain are incredibly rare. In fact this seems to be the first one we've ever had and there are none over on the Malt Maniacs' Monitor either! Aged for 12 years, this was bottled in 2013 by Chivas Brothers as part of their Cask Strength Edition series.
This is pretty exciting stuff - a single grain whisky from the extinct and rarely-seen Cambus distillery, bottled at full strength from a refill butt by independent bottlers Signatory. This was distilled in 1991, just a couple of years before the distillery was closed.
A 1978 vintage Port Dundas bottled by independent bottlers Douglas Laing as part of their Director's Cut series. The distillery produces the grain used for Diageo's range of blended whiskies, including Johnnie Walker and Bell's. This was aged for 35 years before being released in 2013.
A 1973 vintage whisky from the North of Scotland grain distillery bottled at 40 years of age in March 2014 by Douglas Laing for their Directors' Cut series. Distilled in October, the angels took most of this one, leaving us with just 69 bottles. The distillery only ran for about 20 years, closing in 1980 and since dismantled.
In 2013, Grant's took the decision to introduce a range of Single Grain whiskies from their Girvan distillery in Ayrshire. The first release is this UK exclusive 25 year old, a hit at their masterclass at the 2013 Whisky Show, sweet, fruity and complex.
A 25 year old edition of Cameron Brig, bottled in 1999 to commemorate the 175th anniversary of John Haig receiving his first licence to distill. Cameron Brid is the single grain whisky produced at Cameronbridge distillery.
A great old whisky from Douglas Laing, bottled for the Directors' Cut series. Distilled in 1963 at North British distillery in Edinburgh and aged for a colossal 50 years in a refill butt. It's picked up lots of colour and has kept its strength, leading to an intensely flavoured and impressive dram.
A very rare bottling of 1978 vintage Garnheath Single Grain, bottled by independent bottlers The Coopers Choice at 24 years of age in 2013. The distillery was situated in the Moffat complex (along with Killyloch and Glen Flagler), was closed in July 1986 and demolished in 1988.