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 »
An ambitious 40yo for the relaunched Fettercairn single malt, just 463 bottles of this have been produced. Aged in Apostoles palo cortado sherry casks, the 1969 'offers thick chunky orange rind, cinnamon and spice...crushed almonds, ginger and bitter chocolate'.
A special and rare bottling of Teaninich single malt, more usually found these days as part of Johnnie Walker. This was released in 1991 to celebrate the reopening of the distillery, closed since 1985, and a visit from the Highland Regional Council, Ross & Cromarty Distinct council and the Ross & Cromarty Local Enterprise Company.
A special bottling of Glenmorangie consisting of whisky hand selected by the distillery manager and bottled in 1998. 1981 has been a much loved vintage of the distillery's staff and this looks to have been one of the first bottlings to start off that affection.
A fantastic release from Hillside, aka Glenesk, as part of the Rare Malts series. Bottlings from Hillside are very hard to find in general, especially distillery bottlings such as this one, and this lives up to the rarity by also being rather good.
A much sought after early 2000s bottling from the Scotch Malt Whisky Society, distilled at now-closed cult distillery Brora. Distilled in February 1977 and bottled in October 2002 after 25 years in wood.
A 32 year old whisky from seldom seen Glenlochy, closed in 1983 without an official bottling appearing. Since then only a few whiskies have appeared with the distillery's name on, including this 1963 vintage from Signatory, distilled on 14th March and bottled in July 1995.
A 25 year old distillery bottling of Ben Nevis, distilled a couple of years after the death of Canadian Millionaire owner John Hobbs. From the colour on this one I'd guess that some of the whisky has seen the inside of a sherry cask...
A very, very rare bottling of Ben Wyvis, which closed in 1976 after just 12 years of production. This is from a single cask of the 1972 vintage, bottled at full strength for the Japanese market in the late 1990s.
A very old early 1980s Connoisseur's Choice bottling of Glenugie 1966, this was bottled at 15 years old. As Jim Murray once said, "...this distillery never seems to let you down. The rule of thumb is: find a bottle of Glunugie and you'll find liquid gold." (Whisky Bible 2008)
A very rare distillery bottling of whisky from short lived Ben Wyvis. They closed in 1977 after a mere 12 years of production and as such bottlings are rather scarce, especially as time goes by. This is a cask strength, single cask bottling released after 27 years of maturation.
An incredibly rare 1960s Glencadam 6yo Special Reserve in excellent condition for its age. A really beautiful bottle with a springcap, this is a fantastically well-preserved piece with a perfect level.
A very, very rare official bottling of Glenesk, the distillery also known as Hillside before 1980. This bottling is by William Sanderson & Sons, the last DCL (now Diageo) subsidiary to run the distillery before its closure in 1985. The distillery equipment was removed in 1996 and the site is now used as a maltings.
A very rare 1970s bottling of 10 year old whisky from Glen Albyn. The distillery closed in 1983 and was demolished in 1986 and only produced a couple of distillery bottlings before it disappeared - this is one of them.