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 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.
An old and rare single cask bottling of 1952 vintage whisky from Glenlochy, which closed as part of the wave of shutdowns across Scotland in 1983. It has since been almost demolished and releases are rather rare, making this 49 year old a bit of a find.
Part of the 'Rare & Prestigious' range from Whyte & Mackay. This 1973 Dalmore was originally matured in American White Oak casks before a second maturation for several years in Cabernet Sauvignon casks from Ch. Haut-Marbuzet, a Cru Bourgeois claret from the St. Estephe appellation. This is being styled as 'The Ultimate Finish' and comes in a suitably smart presentation box. Click on the product for more details and tasting notes.
The first entry in Diageo's Special Releases series for Brora, a mainstay since 2002. This set the high standard that the releases are now known for and is almost unanimously rated at over 90 points by the Malt Maniacs.
The Ben Wyvis distillery was closed in 1976, just eleven years after it had opened as part of Whyte & Mackay's Invergordon complex. Only a handful of bottlings have ever been released, of which this is perhaps the most interesting. Having bottled what was believed to be the last casks of Ben Wyvis in 1999 under the name 'The Final Resurrection', Whyte & Mackay were somewhat taken aback to discover that one more cask did in fact exist in their warehouses.
Another supremely contemplative malt that demands time and concentration. This bottling is from bourbon casks that were re-racked into Oloroso sherry casks for the final stages of maturation. One of the most difficult-to-find Glenmorangies.
The oldest and most limited of Balblair's vintage expressions yet released, this 1965 comes from a single American oak ex-sherry butt that yielded 350 bottles at natural strength. This picked up a humonguous 96.5 points from Jim Murray, who made it Single Malt of the Year in its age category.
Whisky Bible Awards 2013: Single Malt of the Year (41 years & Over - Single Cask); 96.5 Points