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 beautiful (and very rare) Talisker 12 year old, bottled at 43% at some point in the 1980s before they switched to their now-habitual 45.8%. With this being a litre bottle, is it possible that this was an early foray into the duty-free market, perhaps?
An epic Ardbeg, this is one of Douglas Laing's earlier Platinum series releases from 2004. Some old Ardbegs are sweet and fruity, but here the emphasis is very much on the smoke with the fruit and sweetness in the background. A belter.
A 1981 vintage Port Ellen from Edinburgh based independent bottlers The Bottlers. Distilled in May (just two years before the distillery closed) it was aged for 19 years before being bottled in July 2000 from a single refill sherry butt at full strength.
A 1970 vintage official bottling of Springbank from a single cask. Coming in a bottle depicting illustrations of the distillery buildings and equipment, this was aged for 23 years solely in cask number 1765.
A single cask 1970 vintage Springbank. Aged for 23 years in cask number 1766, the bottles carries delightful illustrations of the distillery buildings and equipment. This received a very respectable 90 points from Malt Maniac Ho-cheng Yao.
A 1975 vintage Ardbeg from independent bottlers Douglas Laing as part of their Platinum Selection series. Produced in the first year of Ardbeg importing large amounts of malted barley from the mainland, this is a slightly less peatier Ardbeg than one is used to.
A rare old bottling of Glencadam 12 year old. The distillery has intriguing surroundings – Brechin City football club's ground on one side and the local cememtery on the other. We estimate this bottle dates from the 1980s.
Please note this bottle has a low fill level as shown in the photograph.
A 1967 vintage bottling of Rosebank from independent bottlers Cadenhead's. Rosebank distillery, closed in 1993, was sited in Falkirk and the road going through the rebuilt site is aptly called "The Maltings".