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 1977 vintage Glenlochy, released by independent bottlers Gordon & Macphail as part of their Connoisseurs Choice range in 1999. the distillery closed just six years after this was distilled and bottlings form Glenlochy are now in high demand.
A 1975 vintage Glenmorangie released especially for the duty free market in 2001. It takes 16 employees to run the production side of the distillery, the reason every bottle carries the phrase "Handcrafted by the Sixteen Men of Tain".
An old bottle of Glendronach 12 year old . Dumpy shaped bottles from this distillery are incredibly sought after and held in high regard. We estimate this was bottled in the 1970s, the decade when a visitor's centre was opened at Glendronach.
A rare official bottling of Glenturret, most of whose production goes into Famous Grouse. They claim to be Scotland's oldest distillery, though production was stopped between 1921 and 1959 it was non-operational and was dismantled for a time, so depends on your criteria. This is a 1972 vintage, bottled in 2002.
A bottle of 1981 vintage North Port (aka Brechin) from independent bottlers Duncan Taylor. This was released as part of their Rarest of the Rare series, for bottlings from now closed distilleries. North Port closed a couple of years after this was distilled, in 1983, and as such bottlings are becoming increasingly hard to find.
A 1982 vintage Glenesk, bottled by independent bottlers Gordon & Macphail as part of their Connoisseurs Choice range. Rarely seen as an independent bottling and even rarer as an official bottling, the distillery closed in 1985 and bottlings are in high demand.
A rare official bottling from Glenturret, this is a single cask from the now much-revered 1977 vintage, released at full strength way back in October 2006 after 29 years in the wood. Just 246 bottles were yielded from the cask.
A 1974 vintage Glenmorangie bottled in 2000, specially for the duty free market. The best selling malt in the UK when it was bottled, this was handcrafted by the sixteen men of Tain (the distillery famously only uses 16 staff in the production process).
A 1976 vintage whisky from lost distillery Glenury Royal, bottled by Gordon & Macphail for their Connoisseurs Choice range. Only a few bottlings have appeared since the distillery closed in 1983 and fortunately they still pop up from time to time, like this one has.
A 1969 vintage Teaninich bottled by Gordon & Macphail as part of their Connoisseurs Choice series. This was distilled the year before a new extension was built to the distillery with six new stills added.