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A rare 1973 vintage Macallan, released as part of their Fine & Rare series. From cask number 6098, this was bottled at 30 years of age at full strength of over 60 percent, the angels seemingly weren't that thirsty, which is all the better for the rest of us.
A very rare and exclusive release by Gordon & Macphail in honour of Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee in 2012. Bottled from a first fill sherry cask laid down four days before the Queen's coronation and decanted on its 60th birthday, 2nd February 2012. A beautiful celebratory decanter presented in a handmade wooden box.
A 1969 Macallan from single cask #10412, released at a hugely impressive 59% after 32 years of cask ageing. This vintage Macallan is part of the Fine & Rare series, the distillery's ne plus ultra range.
Bottled at cask strength in the first years of the new millennium, this 1968 vintage Macallan 34yo is part of the distillery's prestige Fine & Rare collection, released to showcase the evolution of the Macallan style over seven decades of the twentieth century.
A 1966 vintage Macallan, released a decade or so ago as part of the distillery's Fine & Rare series. This amazingly ambitious range was designed to showcase Macallan throughout its history, with initial vintages going back to 1926 - all bottled at full cask strength.
A incredibly rare 60 year Mortlach from independent bottlers Gordon & Macphail. Just 100 bottles of this were released. Distilled in 1938, before World War 2 broke out, this is a piece of history. Presented in a crystal decanter in a copper, brass and wooden box with tray drawer containing a miniature of the same, this is simply stunning.
A very small release of 1961 vintage from Glenfiddich, with an outturn of just 56 bottles, packaged in a solid but elegant wooden box. Cask 9016, filled in the year that the farthing ceased to be legal tender in the UK, was selected by Glenfiddich Malt Master Brian Kinsman after 47 years of maturation.
Another amazing whisky from Bowmore distilled in 1964. Considered by many to be the best of the bunch (even beating the Black, Gold and White trilogy), this is elegant, but with an incredible complexity - parma violets, tropical fruit and of course a peaty undertone are all in attendance here. Just 72 bottles of this ever existed.
Ardbeg Double Barrel is something pretty special. This leather case from Purdey and Sons contains an Omas fountain pen, a leather-bound notebook for you to record your tasting notes and eight sterling silver cups. Oh, and two single cask Ardbegs from 1974 - both bottled at cask strength and packaged in hand-blown bottles with sterling silver labels.
Just 250 of these sets are being released worldwide
Another stunning packaging job for this limited release of fifty-year-old Highland Park 1960, featuring a sterling silver abstract 'cage' around the bottle by Scottish artist Maeve Gillies and a natural-look wooden box. The official tasting notes suggest a sherry influence on this, with tobacco, raisins and cooked fruit.
Whisky Bible Awards 2013: Single Malt of the Year (41 years & Over - Multiple Casks); 96.5 Points
Something of a curio, this cask strength 1956 Macallan was originally bottled in the early 1970s as a 15 year old, before being repackaged and introduced as part of the distillery's Fine & Rare series.
A 50 year old vintage Macallan, distilled the year that Queen Elizabeth became monarch and bottled shortly after the millennium at its full cask strength of 50.8% as part of the distillery's Fine & Rare series.