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 »
This Carn Mor Macallan is a sister cask to the Cream Sherry bottling, and the two casks were distilled on the same day in 1965 and bottled on the same day in 2008. A fascinating experiment (for the deep-pocketed) to see how different types of cask affect identical spirit.
A rare and impressive bottling by Gordon & Macphail under their mystery malt Macphail's label - a single malt whisky distilled back in 1945. Only a handful of distilleries where producing at this time, due to the Second World War, so we think it's likely that this is either Macallan or Glenlivet.
A special embossed teardrop decanter of aged Strathmill, bottled for the distillery's centenary in the early 1990s. Very rare to see an official bottling of Strathmill, this is a real collector's item.
A 1989 vintage Macallan selected as part of the Masters of Photography series, celebrating the work of Annie Leibowitz. This was matured in a sherry butt and features a photograph of actor & director Kevin McKidd entitled 'The Gallery'.
Part of the Annie Leibowitz collection in Macallan's Masters of Photography series, this 1996 vintage whisky was matured in an American Oak butt and is paired with a photograph of New York's iconic skyline, appropriately called 'The Skyline'.
An entry in Glenfiddich's Vintage Reserve range from 2001, chosen by a panel of experts, including the late Michael Jackson. This is different from the Vintage Reserves before it due to coming from a European oak sherry butt, rather than the usual bourbon casks.
Gordon & Macphail have been storing casks of whisky for years which has given them access to gems such as this Glenlivet over the years - distilled in 1938 and bottled in the 1970s after over 30 years of maturation.
Gordon & Macphail's warehouses are a treasure trove for those looking for old whisky, and this is a prime example - a Glenlivet distilled in 1946. Luckily they make spirit that happily ages for many decades.