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 »
For the fourth edition of Macallan's Masters of Photography series, Elliott Erwitt, arguably the world's most influential living photographer, was commissioned to create a series of 58 prints. Only 35 sets of each have made available worldwide, with each print accompanying a different single cask bottling. This contains print number 57 and comes from cask 3203.
A 1959 vintage Glenugie released by independent bottlers Cadenhead's after 19 years maturation in November 1978. No official bottlings were known to have been released by the distillery before it closed in 1983.
An old bottling of Lagavulin at 12 years old bottled by "White Horse Distillers". This is a reference to the Lagavulin sharing the same ownership as the White Horse blend, of which Lagavulin is a major constituent part. We estimate this bottle, produced for the Italian market, dates from the 1970s.
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 very rare bottle of whisky from short-lived Glen Flagler, bottled in the 1970s with the now classic 'gothic' label after 8 years of maturation. Glen Flagler opened in 1964 and closed in 1985, leaving behind minimal stocks and collectors eagerly awaiting their appearance.
Please note this bottle has a stained label as shown in the photograph.
A bottle of 8 year old Talisker. which we estimate dates from the 1970s. This was the same decade the maltings at the distillery closed and barley began to be imported from Glen Ord (the nearest maltings 100 miles away). Beautifully presented in a green box to match the glass.