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 »
Bottled in 2000, this sherry-cask Macallan 1975 was, we believe, the last Macallan 25yo Anniversary Malt with a stated vintage. A lovely colour on this Macallan, produced during the distillery's golden era.
A 1949 vintage Glen Grant from independent bottlers Gordon & Macphail. One of the minority of distilleries in Speyside that can take extended cask maturation, we estimate this was bottled in the 1980s and is therefore well over 30 years old.
A very special Macallan for a very special occasion, celebrating the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II. This whisky has been drawn from the cask on February 8th, the date of the Queen's accession, and bottled at a strength of 52% to signify the beginning of her reign in 1952. Finally, to represent the 60th year of her reign, this special whisky is limited to just 2012 bottles.
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 1948 vintage Strathisla from independent bottlers Gordon & Macphail, who are specialists in older whiskies. The distillery was actually called Milton when this was distilled, the name Strathisla not being adopted until 1951. We estimate this was bottled in the 1980s.
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.
An ancient dram aged for nigh on sixty years. Thankfully, Glen Grant is one of those special Speysiders (like Glenfarclas and Macallan) that is capable of withstanding immense oak ageing. An excellent malt.