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 »
Only the second cask bottled by The Scotch Malt whisky Society from Glenmorangie. While the SWMS were bought by Glenmorangie in 2004 it took an extra couple of years before they managed to acquire a cask for release in the society's range. The society describe it as "Everything ... and the kitchen sink"
A 1984 vintage Glenesk, bottled in 2004 by independent bottling specialists Gordon & Macphail as part of their Connoisseurs Choice series. The distillery closed in 1985 and is today still used as a maltings, although the rest of the equipment has been dismantled.
A 1972 Royal Brackla, bottled by Gordon & Macphail as part of their Connoisseurs choice range in the 1980s. The spirit for this whisky was distilled a couple of years after the number of stills was doubled from 2 to 4.
A 1974 vintage whisky from closed and since demolished Banff, bottled in the 1980s by Gordon & Macphail for their Connoissseurs Choice range. This bottle doesn't have a neck label with the bottling year.
A 1973 vintage Edradour, released by independent bottlers Gordon & Macphail at 14 years of age as part of their Connoisseurs Choice range. The distillery claims to be the smallest in Scotland and is also one of the most picturesque.
A classic dumpy bottle of Glendronach 12 year old. In general, bottlings from the distillery in this shape bottle are fantastic and remain in high demand. We estimate that this was bottled in the 1980s.
The tenth cask bottled by The Scotch Malt Whisky from Lochside distillery in the Highlands. This was distilled in May 1981 and bottled 20 years later in June 2001. The distillery sadly closed in 1992 and bottlings are increasingly sought after.
An old bottling of no age statement Old Fettercairn. We estimate this was bottled in the 1970s, a time when significant investment was being made in the distillery, thanks to the then new owners Whyte & Mackay.
The 4th batch of Glendronach's Grandeur is a 24 year old aged exclusively in Oloroso sherry casks. Full bodied with a delicate sweetness, this is another excellent example of sherried Glendronach which can only enhance the distillery's growing reputation.
A 1977 peated Ardmore bottled exclusively for VIPs & guests at the distillery's centenary celebrations in 1999. A little-known expression until Jim Murray gave it 91 points in the first ever Whisky Bible, with the comment 'It just gets better each time you taste it.'.
An old 8 year bottling of Old Fettercairn. A massive site with 14 warehouses and room for 32,000 casks of maturing spirit, bottlings from Fettercairn have never been that common. We estimate this was bottled in the 1970s, a time when Whyte & Mackay took control of the distillery and started significant investment.
A limited edition bottling of 1977 vintage whisky from Glenturret, normally found at the heart of the Famous Grouse blend. This has been aged for 27 years before being bottled in 2004 to produce a sweet and smooth whisky with toffee and elegant oak.