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 1970s 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.
A legendary 1968 bottling of Bunnahabhain. Aged in sherry casks for around 34 years before release in 2002, this scored a huge 93 points from malt maniac Serge Valentin and scores over 90 points from 12 of the others.
Please note this bottle has slight damage to the label as shown in the photograph.
An old Connoisseurs Choice bottling of the ludicrouslyrare Kinclaith. Distilled in 1966, this is aged for 16 years before being bottled, labelled as a Highland malt despite the fact that Kinclaith was made in Glasgow at the Strathclyde complex.
A long-matured 1966 vintage Macallan as part of independent bottler Gordon & Macphail's Speymalt series. This was aged for just under half a century – judging by the colour in a sherry cask – before being bottled in 2014.
A 1968 vintage Glenglassaugh released as part of the distillery's first batch of rare cask releases. Distilled on May 7, it was aged for a whopping 45 years, including a final finishing period in a sherry hogshead, before being bottled in February 2014.
The oldest and most limited of Balblair's vintage expressions yet released, this 1965 comes from a single American oak ex-sherry butt that yielded 350 bottles at natural strength. This picked up a humonguous 96.5 points from Jim Murray, who made it Single Malt of the Year in its age category.
Whisky Bible Awards 2013: Single Malt of the Year (41 years & Over - Single Cask); 96.5 Points
Nicknamed 'the seadragon' due to the mythical beast adorning the rather pretty black ceramic bottle and box, this 30 year old Bowmore appeared in the mid 1990s and has achieved almost mythic status itself, being made up entirely of long-aged casks from the legendary 1960s vintages. A magnificent dram, bursting with rich tropical flavours - one of the all-time classics from this distillery.
A 1975 vintage Kinclaith set from Signatory containing a bottle, a mini and a glass. The distillery was only operational between 1957 and 1975, with almost all the production intended for the Long John blends and no distillery bottlings ever released. Bottlings from the distillery are therefore extremely rare and much sought-after.
A special and very rare bottling of The Glenlivet, bottled under the auspices of being for the company chairman. Distilled in 1963, bottled 21 years late and presented in wooden box with a script label.