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 »
An old dumpy bottle of Springbank's famous 21 year old single malt. This is one of a series of bottlings of 21yo informally referred to as 'parchment label' that appeared in the late 1980s and early 1990s. This particular bottle is 75cl with a gold J. Archibald Mitchell motif on the label and has a great reputation amongst serious Springbank aficionados, with several scores in the 90s from the Malt Maniacs.
A 25 year old bottling released as part of the Millennium Set of releases from Springbank. The set comprised whiskies bottled at 25, 30, 35, 40, 45 and 50 years of age. Anyone who collected the 6 received a free set of miniatures of the same. This was awarded and average of 91 points from 6 of the Malt Maniacs.
A 1970 vintage Bruichladdich released in 2006 to commemorate the 125th anniversary of the distillery. Aged for 35 years in American oak and then finished for a short time in Pinot Gris casks from the legendary Domaine Zind Humbrecht.
Lovely old Cadenheads bottling of this terrific Highlander.
It's great how the fonts on these labels are such a good guide to the tastes of the times - check out the Dallas Dhu '62 or the Macallan 1963 if you don't believe us.
This is a 1967 vintage Glen Garioch from The Scotch Malt Whisky Society. This was distilled just a year before the distillery was decommissioned for five years. It then closed and reopened again (1995 to 1997) before this was bottled.
This was the first ever official bottling of 25 year-old malt from the much-mourned Brora. Bottled for the 2008 Special Releases from Diageo after a string of 30yos in previous years. Jim Murray's Scotch of the Year in its category two years running.
A 1965 vintage bottling of the extremely rare Glenugie from independent bottlers Hart Brothers. No official bottlings are ever known to have been released from this distillery and, given the distillery closed in 1983, bottlings are hard to find and in great demand.