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 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 rare bottling of whisky from short-lived Lowland distillery Glen Flagler. They closed in 1985 after only 19 years of operation and this is one of a pair of bottlings that Signatory released in the mid-1990s, one of only a handlful of bottlings released since the closure.
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.
The 2003 release of 1973 vintage whisky from short-lived Glen Flagler, bottled after 30 years of maturation by Inver House. The distillery only operated between between 1964 and 1985 and this bottling is some of the last remaining stock known to exist.
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.
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.
An impressive new release from Auchentoshan, aging their triple distilled spirit for a whopping 44 years before bottling in 2011. A 1966 vintage whisky, great for both good drams and the wonders of English football.