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 »
Lovely old Cadenheads bottling of this terrific Highlander.
It's great how the fonts on these labels are such a good guide to the tastes of the times - check out the Dallas Dhu '62 or the Macallan 1963 if you don't believe us.
This is a 1967 vintage Glen Garioch from The Scotch Malt Whisky Society. This was distilled just a year before the distillery was decommissioned for five years. It then closed and reopened again (1995 to 1997) before this was bottled.
A 1965 vintage bottling of the extremely rare Glenugie from independent bottlers Hart Brothers. No official bottlings are ever known to have been released from this distillery and, given the distillery closed in 1983, bottlings are hard to find and in great demand.
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.
The 7th cask that The Scotch Malt Whisky Society bottled from Glenugie. This was bottled in 1997, fourterrn years after the distillery closed. Add this to the fact that no official bottlings were ever released, this is a much sought after and hard to find single malt.
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.
From the distillery also known as Glenesk comes this little-seen and hugely under-rated Rare Malts bottling under the Hillside moniker. A bit OTT at full strength, with a drop of water this dram reveals a hidden honeyed beauty.
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.