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 1974 vintage Glendronach aged for 18 years in sherry casks. Despite being produced under a previous ownership, this is an excellent example of the sherried style the distillery is renowned for today.
A special bottling of Glen Ord distilled in 1969, signed by Neil McKay and dated 17th June 1993. This bottle was produced to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the drum maltings at Glen Ord, which opened in 1968.
A 1965 vintage Ben Nevis from independent bottlers Cadenhead's. Bottled in 1979, this received 88 points from Malt Maniac Thomas Lipka. This bottle was produced during a turbulent time for the distillery. In 1964, the owner, Joseph Hobbs died and production was then stopped in 1978, not restarting until after this was bottled, in 1984.
A perfect example of what wood-finishing (so often reviled by some) can achieve, Glenmorangie 1981 spent the last two of its 21 years of maturation in casks formerly containing Chateau d'Yquem. A legendary 'Morangie.
This whisky was filled on the 17th May 1993 for Rebecca Stephens, the first British woman to conquer Mt. Everest. 10 years later, it was bottled to celebrate both the 10th anniversary of this acheivement and the 50th anniversary of the first ascent of Mt. Everest.
A brilliantly-balanced mouth-coating beauty, this Glenury Royal is a very special whisky from a tragically lost distillery, and we've always been surprised that it didn't sell out years ago - especially after a 92 point review from Whiskyfun.
A very rare 1960s vintage from North Port distillery, also known as Brechin. This 1968 vintage was bottled by Gordon & Macphail for the Connoisseurs Choice selection in the early 1980s, around the time the distillery was closed for good.
A 1966 Lochside from independent bottlers Gordon & Macphail as part of the Connoisseurs Choice range. Formerly the site for Deuchars' Beer Brewery, Lochside opened in 1957 as a joint grain and malt distillery. Closed in 1992, official bottlings were rare and independent bottlings are therefore highly sought after.
This was the first of the legendary Rare Malt bottlings of Glenury Royal that were released by Diageo in the mid-1990s. This bottling scooped a Gold Medal and two Trophys (including best Single Malt of the Competition) at the IWSC in 1996.
A 1970 vintage North Port (also know as Brechin) bottled by Gordon & Macphail as part of their Connoisseurs Choice range. Almost all of the distillery's production went into blends, with the first official bottlings not appearing until the mid-1990s, a decade after the distillery had closed.
A special set from Balblair from a few years back - a combination of a bottle of their long discontinued 33 year old whisky with a branded, and lined, nosing glass and a mini bottle of the whisky to try before you open the full sized version.
A 13 year old whisky from Glenugie, closed in 1983 without any official bottlings being produced. Fortunately indies such as Cadenhead's got their hands on casks and have released bottlings such as this April 1978 distillation, bottled in March 1992 just before its 14th birthday.
A 1957 vintage Balblair from independent bottlers Gordon & Macphail. This was distilled less than a decade after the distillery reopened, having been closed for over 35 years. We estimate this was bottled in the 1980s.