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 »
One of the rarest single malts to have existed, Kinclaith distillery was housed within the Strathclyde Grain Whisky complex from 1957 to 1975. This 1969 vintage was aged for 40 years before being released by independent bottlers Signatory.
An cask-strength Ardbeg from the hugely desirable 1972 vintage, bottled from a single bourbon cask for Oddbins in 2004. Even that far back, Ardbeg mania was already in full effect - this bottling was said to have sold out in under two hours, and that was even before whisky guru Serge of Whiskyfun had given it 93 points...
A single sherry cask release of Ardbeg 1976 bottled for the Italian market in 2002. Cask 2396 is one of a series of legendary sister sherry casks bottled by Ardbeg in the late 1990s and early 2000s that really cemented the distillery's cult status amongst aficionados.
A bottle of historic 1973 vintage Longrow. This is the first year that Springbank distillery distilled Longrow, the heavily peated malt. We estimate this was bottled in the 1980s and is a real piece of history.
A truly classic sherried Macallan, this 1979 is regarded as the best of the highly-sought-after Gran Reserva series released in the 1990s to showcase the extreme end of sherried whisky from the distillery. Scoring 91 points on Serge Valentin's whiskyfun.com, this is one of the landmark Macallan releases of the last twenty years.
One of the most collectable ever Macallans, bottled in 1996 for the 35th anniversary of the famous satirical magazine Private Eye (still essential reading). The vatting produced 5000 bottles and included one cask from 1961. This special edition is also unique in that it features a superb screenprinted label by the legendary gonzo illustrator Ralph Steadman.
This 'Green Springbank' is legendary in collectors circles, not only for its curious colour, presumably the result of a full-term maturation in a rum cask, but also for its incredible flavours. Serge Valentin rated this bottling at 93 points on whiskyfun.