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 very rare whisky from a long closed Kinclaith. Built inside the Strathclyde grain distillery complex and shut down in 1975 after less than 20 years of production and with no official releases. These 1969 bottlings may be the last whiskies that will be seen from the distillery.
A 1965 vintage Auchentoschan, bottled at 31 years old. The only distillery in Scotland to always triple distill their malt - the only other malt being Hazelburn, produced at Springbank. Lowland whiskies at this age are fairly rare and take on complexity, but keeping their lighter style, making an elegant malt.
A 1967 vintage bottling of Rosebank from independent bottlers Cadenhead's. Rosebank distillery, closed in 1993, was sited in Falkirk and the road going through the rebuilt site is aptly called "The Maltings".
An incredibly rare whisky: Dunglass was an experimental peated malt made at the now-extinct Littlemill for a very short period in the 1960s. Only a tiny handful of Dunglass bottlings have ever seen the light of day, including this Signatory version for the Italian market.
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.
A 25 year old bottling of Rosebank from independent bottlers Signatory. Distilled in 1967 and bottled in 1993 at cask strength. Rosebank bottlings are becoming increasingly hard to find, due to the fact the distillery closed in 1993.
A bottle of no-age-statement whisky from short-lived Lowland distillery Glen Flagler. With the distillery only operating between 1964 and 1985, and not much single malt whisky released under their own label, this is a very rare bottling.
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.
A very rare bottle of whisky from short-lived Glen Flagler, bottled in the 1970s with the now classic 'gothic' label after 8 years of maturation. Glen Flagler opened in 1964 and closed in 1985, leaving behind minimal stocks and collectors eagerly awaiting their appearance.
A 1972 vintage bottling of the extremely rarely seen Glen Flagler. The stills for the whisky were set within Moffat Grain Distillery in Airdrie and the single malt was only produced for 21 years (1964-1985). This was bottled at 24 years old by independent bottlers Signatory as part of their Silent Stills range.
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 St. Magdalene single malt (aka Linlithgow). The Waterloo St. bottling was distributed to Diageo engineering staff and VIPs in 1998 in celebration of 100 years at Ainslie & Heilbron's buildings at 64 Waterloo Street in Glasgow.
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.