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 1964 vintage Bowmore aged for 38 years in bourbon casks. 1964 seems to have been a good year at Bowmore, as there have been a large number of very high quality releases, not least the Trilogy series. With notes of pepper, mustard and a herbaceousness, Serge Valentin awarded it a fantastic rating of 92 points.
A rare 1950 vintage Macallan. This was bottled in 1981 specially for Matthew Clark and Sons of London. The bottle has a delightfully handwritten label. This was matured for so long, it was distilled when the distillery had only 6 stills and was bottled when it had 21, which was 3 expansions later.
A single cask Springbank distilled in 1966. From the very rare Local Barley full strength series of bottlings this was aged in a sherry cask for 24 years. Given an outstanding 96 points by both Serge Valentin and Olivier Humbrecht of the Malt Maniacs.
A very rare and special bottle of Port Ellen, distilled in 1981, bottled for the 2008 Islay festival and originally only available at the festival. A legendary bottling currently averaging a score of 92/100 from the Malt Maniacs.
One of a series of staggeringly good 1966 Springbanks bottled at the beginning of the 1990s from sherry casks that have become so famous in whisky circles as to take on an almost mythic status. The label artwork for this 'West Highland Malt' was to become iconic as well, becoming known as the 'Local Barley' series. An iconic whisky.
One of a handful of pre-Local-Barley cask strength Springbanks of quite stunning intensity. Bottled at the turn of the 1990s, we believe that these heavily-sherried Springbanks rival Black Bowmore for sheer quality and flavour concentration - yet they are far rarer, being bottled from single casks. Amongst the greatest expressions ever bottled by this legendary distillery.
An impressive old bottle of Glenfiddich, produced back in the 1940s when Glenfiddich was one of the only single malts seen on the market. These days they're still number one, although they have a bit more competition now.
A bottle of the extremely rare (just 62 bottles were released) Benriach Vestige 1966. “Vestige” has been so named because it represents a moment in time, a small trace of something very special that, once lost, can never be replaced. This is truly a piece of the distillery’s history.
Please note, this is limited to 1 bottle per customer.
A rare 1972 vintage Ardbeg produced for Juuls Vinhandel in Denmark. This release is referred to as 'Ping No.1' on the back and was produced for the 30th Business Anniversary of Michael Madsen (one of their workers). A real collector's item.
The second of the three extraordinary Oloroso cask 1964 Bowmores released in the mid-1990s. Like the first batch, this release was of 2000 bottles, and originally retailed on the high street for around £80(!). An almost unfathomable concentration and intensity of flavour, and with the perfect balance of fruit, peat and power.
A truly legendary Laphroaig from the 1974 vintage, this heavily-sherried 31 year old was a limited edition of around 900 bottles produced for a French retailer and scored a whopping 95 points from Serge Valentin on Whiskyfun before capping that with a Gold Medal and the Non Plus Ultra award for the highest scoring whisky out of all the entries at the Malt Maniacs Awards 2005. An acknowledged masterpiece.
A limited edition release of 25 year old Macallan, produced in honour of the Queen's Silver Jubilee in 1977. On top of that it's also a rather rarely seen magnum size bottle, to make sure you had enough to go around your street party...
An incredibly rare Bowmore blend, this Islay Legend bottle was one of just 25 made to be served at the ceremonial meal celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the distillery's takeover by Morrison Bowmore. Of the 25 bottles, it is thought that only around ten survived, being given to distillery VIPs after the meal.