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 very rare and difficult to find officially-bottled Glenfiddich from, we believe, the 1930s. This museum-worthy round bottle (Glenfiddich did not appear in its now-iconic triangular bottle until 1963) is one of the earliest Glenfiddichs we've found, and represents a significant piece of whisky history.
Number 3 of only 20 such sets produced, this set comprises exquisite bespoke Rifle and Shotgun Cleaning Kit made by Gun & Rifle Makers William & Son and a bottle of Glenfarclas 1963 from cask 179 as part of their Family Cask series. The kit contains a brass plate that will be engraved with the initials of the recipient - truly unique.
A rare 1973 vintage Macallan, released as part of their Fine & Rare series. From cask number 6098, this was bottled at 30 years of age at full strength of over 60 percent, the angels seemingly weren't that thirsty, which is all the better for the rest of us.
A very rare and exclusive release by Gordon & Macphail in honour of Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee in 2012. Bottled from a first fill sherry cask laid down four days before the Queen's coronation and decanted on its 60th birthday, 2nd February 2012. A beautiful celebratory decanter presented in a handmade wooden box.
A 1969 Macallan from single cask #10412, released at a hugely impressive 59% after 32 years of cask ageing. This vintage Macallan is part of the Fine & Rare series, the distillery's ne plus ultra range.
Bottled at cask strength in the first years of the new millennium, this 1968 vintage Macallan 34yo is part of the distillery's prestige Fine & Rare collection, released to showcase the evolution of the Macallan style over seven decades of the twentieth century.
This Macallan 1946 is rather unusual, in that it was made with peated malt due to the high post-war prices of coal. In our opinion it also happens to be one of the greatest Macallans ever released. The inital release of this was quite large and took a while for the distillery to sell, but it is now recognised as a classic.
A 1966 vintage Macallan, released a decade or so ago as part of the distillery's Fine & Rare series. This amazingly ambitious range was designed to showcase Macallan throughout its history, with initial vintages going back to 1926 - all bottled at full cask strength.
A very unusual Macallan, with almost no sherry characteristics - it is instead very clean, fruity and surprisingly youthful for such an aged malt. In a brilliant stroke of marketing each of the 366 bottles released bore a different date of the year, so no two bottles are identical.
A very small release of 1961 vintage from Glenfiddich, with an outturn of just 56 bottles, packaged in a solid but elegant wooden box. Cask 9016, filled in the year that the farthing ceased to be legal tender in the UK, was selected by Glenfiddich Malt Master Brian Kinsman after 47 years of maturation.
A incredibly rare 60 year Mortlach from independent bottlers Gordon & Macphail. Just 100 bottles of this were released. Distilled in 1938, before World War 2 broke out, this is a piece of history. Presented in a crystal decanter in a copper, brass and wooden box with tray drawer containing a miniature of the same, this is simply stunning.
Something of a curio, this cask strength 1956 Macallan was originally bottled in the early 1970s as a 15 year old, before being repackaged and introduced as part of the distillery's Fine & Rare series.