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 1965 vintage of the extremely rare Kinclaith from independent bottlers William Cadenhead. The distillery was situated within the Strathclyde grain complex from 1957 to 1975 and no official bottlings were ever released. Almost all of the production went into the Long John range of blended whiskies and such, single malt bottlings are incredibly sought after.
A 12 year old official bottling of the ultra rare Ladyburn. Not a distillery per se, Ladyburn was produced from a set of pot stills in a corner of Girvan grain distillery. They were only operational for 9 years (from 1966 to 1975), making this one of the shortest lived single malts to come from Scotland. We estimate this was bottled in the 1980s.
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.