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 »
An increasingly hard to find bottling, as it was discontinued a while back, from the closed and now redeveloped Rosebank distillery. A victim of the early 1990s downturn in the whisky market and producer of some beautiful whiskies. MAXIMUM 1 BOTTLE PER CUSTOMER.
The second 20yo Glenkinchie bottled for Diageo's Special Releases is, like the first, a small batch from refill American oak casks. This is an equally enjoyable dram, in our opinion a bit better, although it definitely needs a drop of water to get going.
A 1989 vintage whisky from closed Lowlander Rosebank, gone since 1993 and now a number of attractive apartments. This was matured for 15 years in a bourbon hogshead before bottling in February 2005 by Cadenhead's.
A 1977 vintage whisky from Inverleven, which closed in 1991 without having released any official bottlings. The indies have picked up on it, though, and this is one of a number of releases from Signatory, aged for 34 years in a bourbon cask and bottled at cask strength.
A 1982 vintage whisky from closed distillery Linlithgow (aka St Magdalene) bottled in mid-2011 by Signatory as part of the Cask Strength Collection. This was matured in a wine treated butt and has a rather pokey bottling strength of 63.1%.
A 15 year old whisky from closed (and since burned down) Littlemill, bottled from bourbon casks by the folks at Murray McDavid. Distilled in 1991 and bottled in 2006 at Bruichladdich, the former home of the company.
A well aged 36 year old single cask whisky from long closed Ladyburn, who shut their doors shortly after this whisky was distilled on October 24th 1975. This has been matured in a bourbon barrel and was bottled on October 15th 2012 by Signatory, shortly before it's 37th birthday.
An old bottle of Glentoshan whisky from Auchentoshan distillery. This NAS bottling from Auchentoshan has been triple distilled and matured in sherry casks. Without the age statement it is hard to tell, but this looks to be fairly young whisky (less than 10 years old).
Only the second official Rosebank since the demise of the Rare Malts series, this 21yo was distilled in 1990 and has been vatted from refill American and European casks. Lighter in style than 2007's officially-bottled 25yo, in a strong field this was another of the hits of 2011's Special Releases.