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 rare distillery bottling of Glen Mhor, who closed down in 1983 and have since disappeared due to the demolishing of the buildings. This was a standard 10 year old bottling released in the 1960s, when the distillery was at its height.
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.
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 rare special bottling of Macallan 12 year old. This was bottled for British Aerospace, with label carrying a specially commissioned picture of a BAe Jetstream, a turboprop plane which made its first test flight in 1980, therefore we can surmise that this was bottled in that decade.
A single cask bottling of 1976 vintage Glenfiddich. This was the second private vintage to be released by the distillery and was bottled exclusively for Concorde flights in 2002, just a year before the fleet was retired. An incredibly rare, highly regarded bottling.
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.
It's a little known fact that the malt in this bottle is Macallan 1938. Just for comparative purposes, it's worth knowing that one of the officially bottled Fine and Rare 1938s weighs in at around ten grand.
A rare and sought after bottling, despite 1966 being one of the more represented years in Balvenie's Vintage Cask range. A well aged and rich dram bottled from cask 6434 after about 32 years of maturation.
A very rare single cask distillery bottling of whisky from Balvenie. Filled into the cask on 9th April 1966 it was hand bottled at the distillery on 2nd June 1998, one of only 234 bottles filled from the cask.
A very rare bottle of pre war 1939 vintage Pride of Strathspey from an unnamed distillery and released by independent bottlers Gordon & Macphail. This was bottled after maturing for 43 long years in the mid 1980s.
A Gordon & Macphail bottling of 1938 Mortlach, distilled shortly before the outbreak of World War 2 and the corresponding redirection of distillery output to the war effort. It was aged for almost fifty years before bottling in 1985.