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 »
A 13 year old Coleburn, which has been aged for 13 years prior to being bottled for independent bottlers Cadenhead's. Coleburn bottlings are rarely seen nowadays - the distillery was sadly closed by Diageo in 1985.
A 1957 bottle of Glenlossie from independent bottlers Cadenhead's, bottled at 21 years of age. This was awarded an impressive 92 points by Malt Maniac Serge Valentin, who commented it had notes of ginger, liquorice and tangerine.
A 1955 vintage Glen Grant bottled by Gordon & Macphail, owners of one of the most extensive collections of old casks, from Glen Grant and elsewhere, in Scotland. This has matured for over 50 years, an impressive feat that very few distiller's spirits can stand up to - Glen Grant can.
A 16 year old Aultmore bottled to celebrate the distillery's 100th anniversary. It's a rare limited edition release and comes in at an eye-watering 63% abv. From the colour, it's probably safe to assume this was from a sherry cask.
Not the most expensive malt in our Luxury Collection, but this is a class act, and a benchmark malt for Longmorn, one of the very best distilleries in Speyside. Superb flavour concentration with the distillery's trademark grapefruit, boiled sweets and a hint of smoke.
Specially selected by retiring The Glenrothes malt master John Ramsay after 43 years service, this bottling came from a vatting of twenty second fill American oak sherry casks racked into sherry butts. The two casks showing most development were vatted togather and slowly reduced to 46.7%. A fitting tribute to a giant of the whisky world.