The Scottish Highlands are home to various distilleries making disparate styles of single malt. From the maritime malts of Oban and Pulteney to the light, citrussy Glernmorangie and the dry complexity of Glen Ord, there's something for everyone here. Read More »
A wonderfully named whisky from the Scotch Malt Whisky Society, distilled at closed East Highland distillery North Port back in 1976. Distilled in December and bottled almost 24 years later in October 2000.
A 14 year old whisky from closed Glenlochy, one of the casualties of the indsustry-wide distillery closures in 1983, bottled by the Scotch Malt Whisky Society. This was distilled in April 1979 and bottled in August 1993.
This whisky was distilled in 1982 at Glenesk, just two years after the distillery changed its name from Hillside. Cadenhead's selected this cask for their Authentic Collection and after 14 years of maturation, it was bottled at Cask strength.
A rare bottle of 1970 North Port (aka Brechin) bottled by Gordon & Macphail as part of their Connoisseurs Choice range. Almost all of the distillery's production went into blends, with the first official bottlings not appearing until the mid 1990s, a decade after the distillery had closed.
A 1972 vintage bottling from Ben Nevis. Between this bottle being distilled and bottled, the distillery had twice closed and reopened (from 1978 to 1984 and again from 1986 to 1990). Now under the ownership of Nikka Whisky Distilling Company, Ben Nevis is in the top ten selling single malts in Japan.
This was the 4th single cask that the Scotch Malt Whisky Society bottled from North Port (aka Brechin). The distillery closed in 1983, making bottlings highly sought after. This has notes of vanilla ice cream and tangerines.
A 25 year old whisky from long closed Glen Mhor, formerly situated by the Caledonian Canal in Inverness. This was distilled in 1963 and bottled in the late 1980s by Sestante, a few years after the distillery shut down.
A 1965 vintage Ben Nevis from independent bottlers Cadenhead's. Bottled in 1979, this received 88 points from Malt Maniac Thomas Lipka. This bottle was produced during a turbulent time for the distillery. In 1964, the owner, Joseph Hobbs died and production was then stopped in 1978, not restarting until after this was bottled, in 1984.
A special edition of Glenmorangie, bottled in 1999 ready for the millenium. It's a combination of several casks laid down in 1974 with a total outturn of just 2000 50cl bottles - a rare collector's piece, complete with wooden display case.
A rare 1987 vintage Glenmorangie, specially chosen by the distillery manager. This was aged for just over 10 years in ex-Bourbon casks and then finished in a single port pipe for 35 months. This is presented in a delightful wooden box.
A 1970 vintage Brechin (aka North Port) bottled by independent bottlers Douglas Laing as part of their Platinum Selection series. Closed in 1983, bottlings from this distillery are becoming ever harder to find and are subject to increasing demand.