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 special and very rare bottling of The Glenlivet, bottled under the auspices of being for the company chairman. Distilled in 1963, bottled 21 years late and presented in wooden box with a script label.
A long aged bottle from Gordon & Macphail, a mystery single malt simply labelled as "Macphail's". It doesn't list a bottling date but with a distillation year of 1946 it must be topping 60 years old - an incredible slice of history.
A 1946 vintage Glenlivet from independent bottlers Gordon & Macphail, who specialise in bottling older whiskies. Distilled just after the end of the Second World War, this has been aged for 40 years before being bottled.
A bottling of 1946 Macphail's, Gordon & Macphail's undisclosed distillery range of Speyside whiskies. Distilled just after the end of the war, this was bottled at a healthy 41 years of age in the last 1980s.
A 1963 vintage Macallan bottled for Italian importers Rinaldi of Bologna. Due to the fact the distiller's name is shown as Macallan-Glenlivet, we can deduce that this was almost certainly bottled in the 1970s, as the suffix was dropped in the 1980s.
A truly classic sherried Macallan, this 1979 is regarded as the best of the highly-sought-after Gran Reserva series released in the 1990s to showcase the extreme end of sherried whisky from the distillery. Scoring 91 points on Serge Valentin's whiskyfun.com, this is one of the landmark Macallan releases of the last twenty years.