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 rare and interesting bottling from Gordon & Macphail's Rare Old range - a 1975 Glencraig. This isn't a distillery name, instead being what the Gleburgie distillery called the Lomond still made whisky that it produced between 1958 and 1981.
A rare 1970s Cadenhead's bottling of this now-defunct Speysider. It's great how the fonts on these labels are such a good guide to the tastes of the times - check out the Caperdonich 1965 or the Macallan 1963 if you don't believe us.
A really beautiful old 1970s bottling of cask-strength Glenfarclas, one of the earliest examples we've seen of the distillery's pioneering 105-proof expression. Originally an 8yo, the 105's age statement was dropped sometime around the late 1980s or early 1990s to keep up with demand.
An 8 year old 1970s bottling of Glenfarclas. It was an interesting decade at the distillery, with the floor maltings ceasing to be used in 1972, the visitors centre opening in 1973 and the distillery being enlarged in 1976. As with many of the best Glenfarclas bottlings, this is at cask strength.
A bottle of Glenlivet's 'Unblended All-Malt' 20 year old whisky, bottled as a limited edition of 2400 bottles for the company's Italian importer Baretto. We believe this to have been released in the late 1960s, meaning the whisky would have been distilled immediately post-war in the 1940s.