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 »
In March 2010, Gordon & Macphail released the oldest whisky in the world. Distilled at Mortlach Distillery in Dufftown on the 15th of October 1938 this unique and exceptionally rare Single Malt Scotch Whisky is bottled at natural cask strength (46.1%),
having been patiently matured for 70 years in a first fill sherry hogshead.
This eye-catching 75cl Macallan decanter caused a sensation when it was released a few years ago. The whisky itself isn't too shabby either, with some of the casks used much older than the stated fifty years. The limited allocation for each market sold out in near-record time, and was so successful that more Lalique Macallans soon joined the series, with a 55 year-old, a 57 year-old and a 60 year-old all subsequently released.
One of the first ever 50 year-old single malt whiskies ever released, however although the label states ‘Over 50 Years Old’, this Macallan 1928 was actually bottled in 1983 (making it in fact a 55 year-old).