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 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 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 limited edition release of 1966 vintage Ben Nevis, released at 26 years of age for the Japanese market. During the time the whisky was maturing, the distillery had closed and reopened twice, firstly from 1978 to 1984 and again from 1986 to 1990.
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 1975 vintage Brora bottled 20 years later as part of the Rare Malts series of bottlings. The distillery sadly closed in 1983 and now has a cult following, especially good bottlings like this one which was awarded an average of 90 points by 4 of the Malt Maniacs.
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.