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 very, very rare Ardbeg from Gordon & Macphail's Connoisseurs Choice series. This was bottled over 15 years ago in 1995 and distilled nearly five decades ago back in 1964 when the distillery was still very old-fashioned, using direct fired stills and its own floor maltings. A slice of history.
A rare bottle of 1968 vintage Balvenie, bottled in 2000. Only 180 bottles ever existed of this, another delicious Balvenie with notes of nuts and citrus. This received 92 points over on whiskyfun.com from Serge Valentin.
A 1974 vintage Longrow. The peated malt produced at Springbank distillery, this was first distilled in 1973, continued into 1974, then not again until 1987. 1974 has become a legendary vintage for Longrow fans, with delightful notes of tar and seaweed. Bottles from this vintage are incredibly sought after.
A 25 year old Macallan from the Anniversary Malt range, This was distilled in 1958 and 1959 and bottled in 1986. The colour gives away its sherried nature and the whisky is accompanied by a delightful wooden box.
A stunning old Ardbeg bottled by Signatory in March 1997. This whisky has was distilled in 1967 and has been matured for 30 years in an Oloroso Sherry butt. Limited to just 580 bottles, this is a real collectors piece.
A rare and sought after bottling, despite 1966 being one of the more represented years in Balvenie's Vintage Cask range. A well aged and rich dram bottled from cask 6434 after about 32 years of maturation.
A very rare single cask distillery bottling of whisky from Balvenie. Filled into the cask on 9th April 1966 it was hand bottled at the distillery on 2nd June 1998, one of only 234 bottles filled from the cask.
Despite being the No.1-selling malt whisky brand, Glenfiddich is occasionally accused by some malt fans of lacking real complexity. Older expressions, however, are a totally different matter, as evidenced by this masterpiece. The product of truly inspired cask selection and blending, atypically for a Speyside there is little or no sherry influence here, allowing the elegant, floral, slightly smoky distillery character to shine through. Made in batches of around 600 bottles per year.
Another entry in Highland Park's impressive Orcadian Vintages range - a whisky made from a marriage of casks distilled in 1970. This continues the series incredible presentation, with a heavy dark glass bottle and hand detailed wooden box.
The fifth entry in Highland Park's super-premium Orcadian Vintages range, and one of the highlights of The Whisky Show 2011. Vatted from 13 American oak casks, a mix of butts and hoghseads, and presented in a box illustrated to celebrate Orkney's Scandinavian heritage.
A 12 year old official bottling of the ultra rare Ladyburn. Not a distillery per se, Ladyburn was produced from a set of pot stills in a corner of Girvan grain distillery. They were only operational for 9 years (from 1966 to 1975), making this one of the shortest lived single malts to come from Scotland. We estimate this was bottled in the 1980s.
An early 20th century bottle from the estate of Dr Alexander Mitchell Cowie, son of George Cowie who was the distillery licensee from 1854-1923. The family held a number of casks of Mortlach which were bottled, as this is, by Wm Sheed of Dufftown.