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 1967 vintage Ardbeg, bottled at 28 years old in 1995 by independent bottlers Signatory. This is a powerful, old-style peaty Ardbeg with herbaceous and lemon notes leading to a long finish. Given an incredible 95 points on whiskyfun.com by Serge Valentin.
A 1970 vintage Brora bottled by Douglas Laing as part of their Platinum Selection series. Closed in 1983, Brora bottlings are much in demand, especially great ones like this. This was awarded an average of 92 points by 7 of the Malt Maniacs.
A legendary bottling of 1972 vintage Brora from independent bottlers Douglas Laing as part of their Platinum Selection series. This bottling was awarded an incredible average of 94 points from eight of the malt maniacs. Serge Valentin described this one as having notes of salted butter caramel, liquorice and ginseng honey.
A rare distillery bottling of Glen Mhor, who closed down in 1983 and have since disappeared due to the demolishing of the buildings. This was a standard 10 year old bottling released in the 1950s, when the distillery was at its height.
A rare special bottling of Macallan 12 year old. This was bottled for British Aerospace, with label and box carrying a specially commissioned picture of a BAe Jetstream, a turboprop plane which made its first test flight in 1980, therefore we can surmise that this was bottled in that decade.
A 1962 vintage distillery bottling of Springbank. This carries the white labels that was used for limited edition bottlings throughout the 1990s and was distilled a couple of years after the distillery stopped using its on-site maltings for a period of over 30 years.
A single cask release of Ardbeg 1974 for the UK market, this time a mere 93 bottles from a bourbon cask. We are told there are very few old casks left at Ardbeg for this kind of bottling, so this may be one of the last released on these shores.
An ancient Mortlach 1938 bottled by G & M in the 1980s. This vintage seems to have been something of an annus mirabilis for Mortlach, with Gordon & Macphail having released several stunning bottlings. Fabulous old-school style with abundant tropical fruit and a drying oak edge.