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 »
The 6th release of Diageo's legendary year Special Release Port Ellens. Distilled in 1978 and bottled at 27 years of age this is an increasingly rare dram as investors and drinkers fight over the remaining bottles.
A bottling of Brora distilled in 1975 and released as part of the Rare Malts series. Closed back in 1983, bottlings from Brora are now in high demand. This was awarded an average of 90 points by 4 of the Malt Maniacs.
A 1960 vintage Bunnahabhain released by independent bottlers Douglas Laing as part of their Old Malt Cask series. Distilled in December, it was aged in a sherry cask for 38 years before 194 bottles were yielded in November 1999.
A 1970 vintage Hillside bottled as part of the 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 very rare bottling of St. Magdalene single malt (aka Linlithgow). The Waterloo St. bottling was distributed to Diageo engineering staff and VIPs in 1998 in celebration of 100 years at Ainslie & Heilbron's buildings at 64 Waterloo Street in Glasgow.
One of a pair of 25yo sherry casks of Glen Moray 1959 released by Italian maestros Samaroli in 1984. This is from a single sherry butt that yielded just 240 bottles. Extraordinary colour for a 46% whisky.
A very special bottle of Aberlour 30 year old. This whisky was distilled in 1966 and has been aged for 30 years. This whisky has been matured in a mix of two Sherry butts and one bourbon hogshead. It was originally 52.1%, but has been reduced down to 43% for bottling. Limited to just 1000 bottles.
A 1968 vintage Springbank. This is labelled as a 10 year old, but was actually bottled at most a few weeks short of its 12th birthday. This was distilled during a 30 year hiatus of the distillery using malt imported from elsewhere.
A very rare bottling of legendarily hard-to-find whisky from Kinclaith, a malt distillery incorporated into the Strathclyde complex which ran for just 18 years between 1957 and 1975, with almost all output going into the Long John blend. This 1969 cask was bottled by Signatory in 2005.
A long-aged cask strength Springbank 1969 bottled from a single refill sherry butt by Signatory as part of the Cask Strength Collection. Lovely natural colour on this, not too dark, so there should be plenty of distillery character remaining.
A very old bottle of Glen Grant bottled at 14 years of age by posh London wine merchants Berry Brothers & Rudd. We estimate this was bottled in the 1950s for the American market and imported by the Buckingham Corporation, who were instrumental in Berrys' brand Cutty Sark's success in the US.