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 special bottling of Glenmorangie consisting of whisky hand selected by the distillery manager and bottled in 1998. 1981 has been a much loved vintage of the distillery's staff and this looks to have been one of the first bottlings to start off that affection.
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 fantastic release from Hillside, aka Glenesk, as part of the Rare Malts series. Bottlings from Hillside are very hard to find in general, especially distillery bottlings such as this one, and this lives up to the rarity by also being rather good.
An interesting whisky from Gordon & Macphail, bottled for a special reason - commemorating MD David Urquart's 40 years of service on his retirement in late 2012. The whisky is a 1972 vintage Tomintoul, bottled at 40 years old, and was a big hit at The Whisky Show in 2012.
A much sought after early 2000s bottling from the Scotch Malt Whisky Society, distilled at now-closed cult distillery Brora. Distilled in February 1977 and bottled in October 2002 after 25 years in wood.
A 1967 vintage whisky from defunct distillery Littlemill, Dunglass being their rare experimental peated spirit that was never planned to be released as single malt. This was bottled by Italian independent Moon Import as part of their 'The Animals' series.
A beautiful (and very rare) Talisker 12 year old, bottled at 43% at some point in the 1980s before they switched to their now-habitual 45.8%. With this being a litre bottle, is it possible that this was an early foray into the duty-free market, perhaps?
An epic Ardbeg, this is one of Douglas Laing's earlier Platinum series releases from 2004. Some old Ardbegs are sweet and fruity, but here the emphasis is very much on the smoke with the fruit and sweetness in the background. A belter.