Malt whisky is the ‘original’ whisky of Scotland. Malt whisky is made only from malted barley, in two (occasionally three) copper pot stills, by a batch process. ‘Single’ malt whisky is the product of an individual distillery. Read More »
A single cask release of Ardbeg 1974 for the UK market, this time a mere 141 bottles from a bourbon cask. We are told there are very few old casks left at Ardbeg for this kind of bottling, so this may be one of the last released on these shores.
A 1968 vintage Bowmore, bottled in the early 2000s by Hart Brothers. The 60s were a time of incredible production from the distillery, with some legendary drams being produced - hopefully this one lives up to the fearsome reputation.
The first entry in Diageo's Special Releases series for Brora, a mainstay since 2002. This set the high standard that the releases are now known for and is almost unanimously rated at over 90 points by the Malt Maniacs.
The Ben Wyvis distillery was closed in 1976, just eleven years after it had opened as part of Whyte & Mackay's Invergordon complex. Only a handful of bottlings have ever been released, of which this is perhaps the most interesting. Having bottled what was believed to be the last casks of Ben Wyvis in 1999 under the name 'The Final Resurrection', Whyte & Mackay were somewhat taken aback to discover that one more cask did in fact exist in their warehouses.
A very special 25yo Glenlivet bottled for the Royal Wedding in 1981 (Charles & Di in case you missed it). They pulled out all the stops for this one - a tremendous bottling with a generous dollop of sherry in the mix.
A lovely old bottle of the ridiculously rare Kinclaith, this is from the 1966 vintage and was bottled in the early 1980s at 16 years old for the Connoisseurs Choice series by Gordon & Macphail, who have labelled it as a Highland malt despite the fact that Kinclaith was made in Glasgow at the Strathclyde complex.
A 1970s bottling of Lagavulin at 12 years old bottled by "White Horse Distillers". This is a reference to the Lagavulin sharing the same ownership as the White Horse blend, of which Lagavulin is a major constituent part.
A very special 1964 vintage Macallan bottled from sherrywood by independent bottlers Signatory in the early 1990s. 1960s Macallans are highly sought after, and cask strength independent bottlings are difficult to come by. This should be superb.
A 20 year old distillery bottling of Rosebank produced for Italian importers Zenith. Rosebank is now closed and bottlings are becoming increasingly hard to obtain. This particular one received an impressive average of 91 points from 8 of the Malt Maniacs.