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 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.
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.