Broadly speaking, Speyside whiskies can be classified as falling into one of two camps. At one end of the spectrum there are the light, grassy, 'lunchtime whiskies' (please note that TWE advocates responsible drinking!) such as Glenlivet; at the other end lie the rich, sweet, sherried qualities of Glenrothes and Macallan. Read More »
An old bottling of Glenfarclas 8 Year Old. We estimate this bottle dates from the 1960s and, judging by the colour, has spent some time in sherried casks. The bottle is wrapped with its original 'tartan jacket'.
A half bottle of 12 year old Macallan bottled especially to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of malt producers Muntons which occurred in 1996. Presented in a box along with a pair of Edinburgh Crystal tumblers.
A 1963 vintage entry in Glenfarclas's Family Casks range, part of the 10th release of single cask bottlings. Bottled in 2012 it's a rich old traditional whisky from the distillery, packed full of sherry fruit.
A 1998 vintage Strathisla from independent bottlers Gordon & Macphail. The name Strathisla was not used until 1951, so when this was distilled, the distillery would have been known as Milton. We estimate this was bottled in the 1980s.
A simply stunning refill sherried Glenfarclas at a phenomenal age. What is amazing about this whisky is that the oak is not too intrusive and while there is obviously a big fruitcake sherry character, it isn't overwhelming and the balance is still there. Probably one of the greatest malts ever released from this truly great distillery.