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 Tamdhu from independent bottler Cadenhead's. This was bottled in March 1992 after 29 years of maturation. A highly regarded bottling that was awarded an impressive 91 points by the Malt Maniacs.
An interesting whisky from Gordon & Macphail, bottled for a special reason - commemorating MD David Urquart's 40 years of service on his retirement in late 2012. The whisky is a 1972 vintage Tomintoul, bottled at 40 years old, and was a big hit at The Whisky Show in 2012.
A 1953 vintage Glen Grant, bottled at over 50 years old by Gordon & Macphail. This was an important year for the distillery, as they merged with Glenlivet to form the imaginatively titled Glen Grant and Glenlivet Distillers Ltd and commenced the expansion that led to the latter being the second biggest malt in the world.
A rare old Longmorn 1969, bottled in October 1993 by Gordon & Macphail for their 'Cask' series of full-strength malts. Aged in a pair of casks, numbers 3721 and 5297, which were distilled on 30th June and 6th November respectively.