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 »
The product of truly inspired cask selection and blending, atypically for a Speyside there is little or no sherry influence here, allowing the elegant, floral, slightly smoky distillery character to shine through. A masterpiece.
A stunning new distillery bottling of Glenfarclas 50yo for The Whisky Exchange. Aged over 50 years in a single refill sherry cask, and bottled at a remarkable 50% abv, just 87 bottles were yielded from the cask. This incredibly rare Glenfarclas has been packaged in a gorgeous crystal decanter.
A famous old expression of The Macallan 30 year old, matured entirely in sherry oak casks. This was the last edition of the sherried 30yo before the introduction of the Fine Oak series, and also the last 30yo before Macallan revamped their bottle shape and packaging, ditching the wooden boxes for 25yo and 30yo.
An early 20th century bottle from the estate of Dr Alexander Mitchell Cowie, son of George Cowie who was the distillery licensee from 1854-1923. The family held a number of casks of Mortlach which were bottled, as this is, by Wm Sheed of Dufftown.
The fifth edition of David Stewart's masterpiece of small batch assemblage, this Balvenie 40yo is comprised of liquid from three American oak casks and three sherry butts. Batch 2 picked up a whopping 96.5 points from Jim Murray's Whisky Bible 2013, so hopes are very high for this one.
An incredibly rare single cask Glenfiddich, distilled in 1964 and aged for over 41 years. Each Private Vintage bottling is selected from a shortlist of 4-6 casks, selected by the malt master, and then hand bottled. Each bottle comes with in a sturdy cherry wood presentation box.
An incredible old whisky from the archives of Gordon & Macphail. Distilled on New Year's Eve in 1942 and bottled in January of 1993, this has spent over 50 years maturing in a sherry cask. An impressive slice of history.
An incredibly rare single cask Glenfiddich, distilled in 1959 and aged for over 46 years. Each Private Vintage bottling is selected from a shortlist of 4-6 casks, selected by the malt master, and then hand bottled. Each bottle comes with in a sturdy cherry wood presentation box.