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 »
Originally released around 2000, this great dram is becoming rarer and rarer. Laphroaig 30yo has garnered many plaudits, including a Double Gold Medal at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2005.
A rare Scotch Malt Whisky Society release from the most cult of closed distilleries - Port Ellen, the third such cask they bottled. Distilled in April 1981, shortly before it closed, and bottled in November 1991 at just 10 years old.
The fifth cask bottled by The Scotch Malt Whisky from Bowmore distillery on Islay. This was distilled in June 1974 and bottled 12 years later in October 1986, judging by the colour, from a sherry cask.
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.
A rare 1990s bottling of 1968 Glendronach 25yo, this is from the same period as the legendary Air Nippon bottlings of the same age and vintage, but is not a single cask and is therefore rather less heavy on the wallet than those exalted expressions.
A 1965 vintage Macallan from veteran independent bottlers Gordon & Macphail. Bottled in 2012 at well over 45 years of age, this was aged in a first fill sherry butt. As can be seen from the producer's tasting notes below, this is a classic 1960s sherried Speyside with notes of citrus, vanilla and butter fudge.
A 1968 vintage bottling from Bowmore, released to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the foundation of Stanley P Morrison (later to become Morrison Bowmore). This is a big bold whisky with notes of passion fruit and a peaty kick.
Serge Valentin of whiskyfun.com awarded it 91 points.
A rare and highly sought-after Laphroaig from the 1977 vintage bottled in the spring of 1995, just after the distillery gained its warrant from the Prince of Wales. This bottle has a very good reputation and is extremely hard to find these days.