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 1998 vintage whisky from Old Pulteney, bottled un-chillfiltered by Gordon & Macphail at cask strength. It's a vatting of two first fill bourbon barrels, distilled on 26th August and bottled on 13th September 2012.
A rather impressive looking bottling for Inchmurrin's 18 year old whisky, released in 2013 as part of a revamping of their range. It's Loch Lomond's lightly peated spirit, one of the many styles that the versatile distillery is capable of producing.
Another of Edradour's outstanding Natural Cask Strength single cask bottlings. This is from the 1998 vintage and, judging by the colour and the relatively large number of bottles, it's a pretty safe guess that this was from a sherry butt. These releases are extremely popular - don't hang around if you fancy one.
An exuberantly spicy malt, with plenty of sherry influence, Glen Ord is a fine example of the Highland style and very good value for money. This bottling is now discontinued, to be replaced by Singleton of Glen Ord, so grab one while you can.
A bottle of Dalmore's rich and elegant Gran Reserva, the replacement for the Cigar Malt in their range - a dram with heather, chocolate and a thick body to match up with strongly flavoured foods, and dare I say it, maybe a cigar. To go along with the whisky we're also throwing in a chunky, heavy bottomed glass to enjoy it from.
A distillery-bottled Balblair from the 1991 vintage. Long known to blenders as a category 'A' malt, Balblair is a terrific malt whisky worthy of the renewed attention its recent makeover and thrilling vintage releases have bestowed.
A hogshead of 1995 Macduff, bottled at full strength at the end of 2012 by Signatory for their Cask Strength Collection. You don't see a lot of these about, as most of Macduff's spirit goes into owner Dewar's William Lawson blend.
The 6th release of Ballechin, the heavily peated spirit that the folks at Edradour sometimes make. This one eschews the more fancy finishes of the rest of the range and was matured in a bourbon cask, for a straight down the line example of their peated malt.
Ballechin is the name given to the heavily peated whisky produced at Edradour Distillery. The barrels used for maturation vary with each release. The seventh release has been fully matured in First Fill Bordeaux hogsheads.