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 »
The product of truly inspired cask selection and blending, atypically for a Speyside there is little or no sherry influence here, allowing the elegant, floral, slightly smoky distillery character to shine through. A masterpiece.
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.
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 ancient Mortlach 1938 bottled by G & M in the 1980s. This vintage seems to have been something of an annus mirabilis for Mortlach, with Gordon & Macphail having released several stunning bottlings. Fabulous old-school style with abundant tropical fruit and a drying oak edge.
A very rare old bottling of 1939 Macallan, bottled when Gordon & Macphail were still the distillery's official bottlers. This was aged in sherry casks for 37 years before being bottled for the Italian market in the mid 1970s.
The pinnacle of Macallan's 1824 series, a vatting of whiskies stretching back to the 1940s showing off the distillery's old fashioned, sherry cask matured drams. Presented in a Lalique decanter designed by Fabien Baron, it's beautifully designed and a great addition to the collection of any fan of old school Macallan.
Please note this is limited to one bottle per customer.
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 extraordinary bottling of Glen Grant 1954 by Ian Macleod, owners of the glengoyne distillery. Just 100 bottles of this have been produced. A sensation at The Whisky Show 2009, where it was undoubtedly one of the finest whiskies at the whole show.
A special limited edition Glenfiddich, celebrating the 40th anniversary of the creation of the Republic of Singapore in 1965. This was bottled from the last remaining cask of 1965 vintage whisky and has suitably exclusive small outturn of only 180 bottles.
An incredible old bottling of Macallan from the 1930s. Aged for 22 years, bottled in Scotland and then imported into the US after the end of prohibition in 1933. Beautifully preserved and a great piece for a collector.
A legendary Rinaldi bottling of 1957 vintage edition of Macallan's ever impressive 25 year old. Bottled in the mid-1983 this is an incredible example of old-school, well-aged, sherried spirit from Macallan.
A old bottling of Macallan whisky, bottled when they were still calling their whisky by the name Macallan-Glenlivet (something that was quite popular amongst distillers some years ago). This whisky was distilled in 1937 and bottled sometime in the 1970s.
Please note this bottle has a torn label as shown in the photograph.
A rare 1950 vintage Macallan. This was bottled in 1981 specially for Matthew Clark and Sons of London. The bottle has a delightfully handwritten label. This was matured for so long, it was distilled when the distillery had only 6 stills and was bottled when it had 21, which was 3 expansions later.