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 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 first release of 1952 vintage whisky in Glenfarclas's Family Cask range, the oldest whisky that they had stocks of. This is a bit different to many of the Glenfarclas releases as it's matured in a Plain Cask - probably an ex-bourbon cask.
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.
An impressive first entry in Glenrothes's Extraordinary Casks series, intended to showcase some of the older bottlings that they have in their warehouses. The whisky was bottled on April 4th 2012, making it about 42 years old, and is filled into a hefty crystal decanter with a hand engraved brass collar and stopper made from the cask it was matured in.
Along aged Glenlivet from the special bit of Gordon & Macphail's extensive warehouses that they draw the casks for the Private Collection from. Distilled in 1943 and then matured for a rather long 55 years.
One of only fifty collection packs featuring all five of the 'Decades' series of Glenlivet, released by Gordon & Macphail in 2011. Included are one bottle each of the 1954, 1963, 1974, 1980 and 1991 releases. Please note that the strength quoted here is the average strength of the bottles in the set.