Most Lowland towns of any size had a distillery 150 years ago, although today there are only three operating distilleries in the Lowlands. The Lowland malts are generally light in body and aroma; fresh, grassy, lemony, with a flavour that may begin sweet but rapidly become dry, and a very short finish. In other words, they make excellent aperitifs. Read More »
A 1973 vintage whisky from Inverleven, a malt distillery that operated from within the Dumbarton grain distillery complex until 1991. This is part of Chivas Brothers's Deoch an Doras series, roughly translated as 'One for the road', and was bottled in 2011 at 37 years old.
A 1992 vintage Rosebank from independent bottlers Hunter Laing. This was distilled in February and aged for 21 years before being bottled in November 2013. One of only 122 bottles yielded, this is sure to be another highly sought after bottling from this sadly closed distillery.
A 1953 vintage Glen Grant from independent bottlers Gordon & Macphail. This was bottled in 2012 at the grand age of 58 years, all spent in a first fill sherry butt. Just 294 bottles were drawn from the cask. This bottling was given an average of 90 points by six of the Malt Maniacs.
A 1982 vintage St Magdalene (aka Linlithgow) from independent bottlers Hart Brothers. This was distilled just a year before the distillery closed and bottlings from the distillery are much sought after.
A punchy yet well aged example of whisky from distillery 25, according to the Scotch Malt Whisky Society's numbering scheme. This was distilled at closed Lowlander Rosebank in April 1981 and was bottled 21 years later in August 2002.
A 1975 vintage whisky from Linlithgow distillery, also known as St. Magdalene distillery. This whisky has been matured in a single oak cask for 25 years, and has been bottled at cask strength. Bottled by Signatory in September 2000.
A 1992 vintage Rosebank distillery bottled by Douglas Laing as part of their Director's Cut series. This was aged for 21 years in cask 10146 and bottled in December 2013. Limited to just 116 bottles. The distillery closed in 1993 and bottlings are ever increasingly sought after.