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 »
One of the most collectable ever Macallans, bottled in 1996 for the 35th anniversary of the famous satirical magazine Private Eye (still essential reading). The vatting produced 5000 bottles and included one cask from 1961. This special edition is also unique in that it features a superb screenprinted label by the legendary gonzo illustrator Ralph Steadman.
A recent release of the now-legendary Glenlivet 1964 Cellar Collection bottled in 2004 (one of Sukhinder's all-time favourite Glenlivets). This is now in Glenlivet's smart new packaging with the clear glass and the sliding wooden box.
One of the hugely sought-after series of sherried Macallans released at the tail end of the 1990s. Bottled in small batches from casks deemed to good to be added to the vat for the standard 18yo, these Gran Reservas are now very hard to come by.
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.
An impressive 1960 vintage whisky from Tamdhu, bottled by Gordon & Macphail for their Private Collection from their impressive stocks of excellent old whisky. With an outturn of only 36 bottles, this is an impressively rare slice of history.