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 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.
A 1971 vintage Brora bottled by Douglas Laing as part of their Old Malt Cask series. Brora was sadly closed in 1983 and bottlings from the distillery are now highly sought after. This was awarded an average of 92 points by 7 of the Malt Maniacs.
A single cask 1973 vintage Ardbeg bottled by Kingsbury at 47.4%. This picked up an incredible 94 point average from the Malt Maniacs, with the lowest score from any of the tasters being an excellent 90/100.
A Gordon & Macphail bottling of 1938 Mortlach, distilled shortly before the outbreak of World War 2 and the corresponding redirection of distillery output to the war effort. It was aged for almost fifty years before bottling in 1985.
A beautiful bottling of Caol Ila from Gordon & Macphail, original produced for the Italian market. Distilled in 1968 and bottled in 1985 at an impressive strength of 60.9% this is a rare example of late-60s Caol Ila.
A single cask bottling of 1976 vintage Glenfiddich. This was the second private vintage to be released by the distillery and was bottled exclusively for Concorde flights in 2002, just a year before the fleet was retired. An incredibly rare, highly regarded bottling.
A mix of seven hogsheads and one butt (all refill casks), Highland Park 1968 is the second in the distilery's Orcadian Vintage series. The packaging for this series is spectacular, with a heavy oak box featuring Viking design marquetry wood inlays and a handcrafted silver amulet on the front.