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.
An old bottling of Macallan Special Reserve. This is a very rare example of Macallan releasing whiskies without an age statement or vintage, well up until the release of the recent 1824 series in any case.
A very rare Macallan - just 120 bottles of this were produced in 1996 for guests at an event to mark the retirement of Peter Nicol from the Macallan distillery after 43 years service. The malts used were chosen by Mr Nicol himself.
A beautiful set containing a bottle of Glenfarclas and 4 glasses. The set was commissioned to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the distillery on Friday 23rd May 1986, with the casks personally selected by John Grant.
A 1945 vintage Glen Grant from old whisky independent bottling specialists Gordon & Macphail. Whilst we don't know the exact age, we can tell from the style of label, this was bottled in the 1980s, making it at least 30 years old.
Glendronach 'Recherché' is a 44 year old single cask release. Bottled from the oldest whisky in the distillery's warehouses at the time of release, this has spent its whole life in an oloroso sherry butt. The name 'recherché' was chosen as it means carefully sought out. Just 632 bottles were released worldwide.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A single cask release from Glenfiddich, this edition of Private Vintage was aged in cask 3934 from distillation in 1959 until release in 2006. This received an incredible 94 points on the Malt Maniacs Monitor.