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 »
Originally launched as part of the travel retail only 'The Lighthouse Collection' in August 2013, Duncansby Head is named after the eponymous lighthouse located near John O'Groats. Matured in combination of bourbon and sherry casks, this is rich, sweet and full bodied.
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.
A single cask 1997 vintage Clynelish released in 2013 by independent bottlers Hunter Laing as part of their Old Malt Cask series. This was one of the first bottlings released after Douglas Laing was split in two, with Stewart creating Hunter Laing.
The 18 year old offering from Loch Lomond. The site is multi functional and is home to a malt distillery, a grain distillery (which creates High Commissioner Whisky) and even a cooperage. This is sweet and smoky with hints of raisins and Christmas pudding.
A delicious Highland dram from Old Pulteney, this 17yo is comprised of 90% refill bourbon casks with the remainder being from Oloroso casks. Lovely sweet aromas of butterscotch, honey and chocolate, with some faint salt and oakspice on the palate. World Whiskies Awards 2012 - Best Highland 13 to 20 years
A single cask 2006 vintage Edradour, selected by The Whisky Exchange in early 2013 and bottled by the distillery at 7 years of age. While visiting the distillery we tried a number of their single casks and were shocked at the depth of flavour they'd manage to get into this dram in such a short amount of time - fresh and zesty with a solid oloroso sherry wood backbone.
A triple matured expression of Dalmore originally launched for the Travel Retail market. This was aged in a combination of first fill ex-bourbon casks from Boston and Clermont, oloroso butts from Gonzalez Byass and port pipes.
Launched in Spring 2013, initially for the travel retail market only, Glengoyne's 15 year old Distiller's Gold. About as unsmoky as a whisky can get, it has been aged predominantly in sherry casks, leading to a rich, sweet and remarkably balanced whisky.
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.