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 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 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.
A bottling of Brora distilled in 1975 and released as part of the Rare Malts series. Closed back in 1983, bottlings from Brora are now in high demand. This was marked at awarded an average of 90 points by 4 of the Malt Maniacs.
A 1970 vintage Hillside bottled as part of the Rare Malts series. Dormant from 1899 to 1938, Glenesk reopened as a grain distillery. Converted to a malt distillery, it was renamed Hillside in 1964, then renamed back to Glenesk around 1980 before being closed for good in 1985. Bottlings from this distillery are highly sought after.
A 1966 vintage Glenugie bottled by independent bottlers Signatory. A very rare malt, no official bottlings were ever released and independent bottlings weren't very numerous either. As the distillery closed in 1983, bottlings are becoming harder to find and are in high demand.