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 »
Another impressive bottling from the folks at Dalmore, matured for almost four decades in bourbon casks before a final 18 month stint in 30 year old Gonzalez Byass Matusalem sherry casks. It's named for the latin word for 'Constellation' and is certainly rather shiny. IWSC 2012 - Gold Medal - Whisky - Scotch
A special limited edition Glenfiddich, celebrating the 40th anniversary of the creation of the Republic of Singapore in 1965. This was bottled from the last remaining cask of 1965 vintage whisky and has suitably exclusive small outturn of only 180 bottles.
An incredible old bottling of Macallan from the 1930s. Aged for 22 years, bottled in Scotland and then imported into the US after the end of prohibition in 1933. Beautifully preserved and a great piece for a collector.
This incredibly rare 1969 vintage whisky was released exclusively to Italy in 1979 in celebration of Bowmore's 200th birthday. Matured for 10 years in a sherry cask and bottled at cask strength, this is limited to just 300 bottles.
A legendary Rinaldi bottling of 1957 vintage edition of Macallan's ever impressive 25 year old. Bottled in the mid-1983 this is an incredible example of old-school, well-aged, sherried spirit from Macallan.
Just 100 bottles of this famous Talisker were released, yielded from what was at the time the oldest cask at the distillery (this was in the days before the superb 30 year olds were introduced). Released through Oddbins initially, this extremely rare bottling of one of Scotland's best malts sold out in a matter of hours and it retains its cachet and desirability to this day.
An impressive new release from Auchentoshan, aging their triple distilled spirit for a whopping 44 years before bottling in 2011. A 1966 vintage whisky, great for both good drams and the wonders of English football.
The famous Ardbeg 'Manager's Choice' bottling is a single sherry cask from 1976 selected by Stuart Thomson for sale at the distillery in 1999. An enormous hit at the time, this was one of the key early single cask bottlings that kickstarted Ardbeg's stratospheric rise.
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.
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 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.
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.
This is the American version of Black Bowmore 2nd edition, the second of the three extraordinary Oloroso cask 1964 Bowmores released in the mid-1990s. An almost unfathomable concentration and intensity of flavour, and with the perfect balance of fruit, peat and power.
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.