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 1970 vintage Hillside bottled as part of Diageo's Rare Malts series. Dormant from 1899 to 1938, Glenesk reopened as a grain distillery. Converted to a malt distillery, it was renamed Hillside in 1964, then renamed back to Glenesk around 1980 before being closed for good in 1985. Bottlings from this distillery are highly sought after.
A 1963 vintage Tamdhu from independent bottler Cadenhead's. This was bottled in March 1992 after 29 years of maturation. A highly regarded bottling that was awarded an impressive 91 points by the Malt Maniacs.
From the distillery also known as Glenesk comes this little-seen and hugely under-rated Rare Malts bottling under the Hillside moniker. A bit OTT at full strength, with a drop of water this dram reveals a hidden honeyed beauty.
A 1981 vintage Brora from independent bottlers Signatory as part of their Cask Strength Collection. Distilled on 8th December, this was aged in a sherry butt for 23 years before being bottled on 27th April 2005.
A 1981 vintage Brora from independent bottler Signatory as part of their Cask strength Collection. Distilled on December 8, it was matured in sherry butt 1557 for 23 years, before 613 bottles were yielded on June 8 2005. The distillery sadly closed in 1983 and bottles are highly sought after.
The 2001 bottling for The Ardbeg Committee, Ardbeg's fan club. This one is part of a limited release matured for at least 21 years at the distillery, the youngest spirit being distilled just before its early 80s closure.
A rare commemorative bottling of Bowmore released to commemorate the 2003 fly fishing championships on Islay. Only a small number of bottles, with their wooden display case, were produced and this is sought after by collectors.
A 22 year old Brora bottled by Douglas Laing for their Old Malt Cask range. A rare one this - bottled in March 1983, the same month that production ceased for good. A bottle from one of the last casks of spirit produced at this cult Highland distillery.
A 1981 vintage Brora released by independent bottlers Signatory as part of their Cask strength Collection series. Distilled on December 8, it was aged in sherry butt 1561 for 22 years before 611 bottles were yielded on October 6 2004.