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 very old bottle of Glen Grant bottled at 14 years of age by posh London wine merchants Berry Brothers & Rudd. We estimate this was bottled in the 1950s for the American market and imported by the Buckingham Corporation, who were instrumental in Berrys' brand Cutty Sark's success in the US.
A relatively young entry in Glenlivet's much vaunted Cellar Collection, distilled in 1980 and bottled 'only' about 31 years later. Initial reports have been excellent for this whisky, with praise splurging across the internet, and we're rather pleased to have grabbed a few bottles.
A 1965 vintage Macallan from veteran independent bottlers Gordon & Macphail. Bottled in 2012 at well over 45 years of age, this was aged in a first fill sherry butt. As can be seen from the producer's tasting notes below, this is a classic 1960s sherried Speyside with notes of citrus, vanilla and butter fudge.
An old and well matured Glenfarclas released as part of the 10th edition of Family Casks, their prestigious single cask line. Distilled in 1959, matured for over 50 years in a sherry hogshead and bottled in 2012 at cask strength.
A 1966 vintage Glenrothes which was bottled exclusively for The Master of Malt to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the earliest record of Scotch whisky distillation. Matured for around 27 years and limited to only 50 bottles.
A very rare bottling from Dufftown distillery in Speyside. This is quite possibly the oldest official release from the distillery, at 40 years old. Bottled at 45.3% (80 proof) and in a square, brown glass bottle.
A 1966 vintage Macallan from independent bottlers Signatory. This was bottled at 31 years old from a single cask. The bottling was awarded an impressive 91 and 90 points from Malt Maniacs Serge Valentin and Olivier Humbrecht respectively.