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 »
Something of an oddity, here - this Macallan 1947 was originally bottled for Italy in 1962 as a fifteen year-old, before being repackaged for the Fine and Rare range. This is likely to be more peaty than today's Macallan, as the distillery was forced to use peat in the kilns for a few years during and after WWII because of the scarcity and high price of coal.
An incredible set of spirits from Glenfarclas and Hine. Each was distilled in 1953, the year of Queen Elizabeth II's coronation, and aged for 58 and 60 years respectively. The set was released in 2013 and has been nicknamed 'The Auld Alliance'.
A 1946 vintage Macallan, aged for 56 years (so bottled around 2002) and released as part of their Fine & Rare range of vintaged whiskies. The period immediately post-WWII is considered one of Macallan's finest, with more smokey aromas and flavours in the barley as a result of increased peat use for distillation.
Bottled in 1991 in a limited edition of just 500 bottles, this whisky came from a batch of nine casks laid down in the 1930s (one cask was laid down for each of William Grant's nine children, who had helped to build Glenfiddich distillery in the 1880s).
After 2010's 1938 Mortlach, the second of Gordon & Macphail's 'Generations' series has arrived - a 1940 Glenlivet which, like the Mortlach, has been bottled at 70 years old, making it the joint-oldest whisky ever released. Packaged in the same beautiful teardrop crystal decanter, this is one of the whisky events of the year.
A very rare 1940 vintage Macallan, this whisky was first bottled in 1977 and supply has been eked out with tiny allocations in the last few years since being introduced as part of the distillery's Fine & Rare series.
A very old vintage Macallan distilled in 1939 as WWII was breaking out in Europe and bottled at the end of the 1970s at 40 years of age. One of the earliest vintages in the distillery's prestige Fine & Rare series.
The second release of Gordon & Macphail's incredible 70 year old Glenlivet. This is the remaining whisky drawn from cask 339, filled in 1940, and bottled in a teardrop shaped crystal decanter at full cask strength of 45.95%. A slice of liquid history.
Bottled in 1978 into just sixty beautiful cut crystal decanters, the casks for Dalmore 50yo were laid down in the 1920s, and some of the spirit is reputed to have been distilled in the late 19th century. This is one of the best 50 year-old whiskies ever produced and is the personal favourite of many connoisseurs worldwide.
This is only the second ever official bottling of Glenfiddich 50 year old, and has been created from two casks (a 1955 and a 1957) married for six months before bottling. Just 500 bottles of this extraordinary whisky have been created. They are released on a strict global allocation of 50 bottles per year for the next ten years. Each bottle is decorated with Scottish silver and is housed in a hand-sewn leather box with a leather bound book and signed certificate.
The jewel in the crown, this for us is the most special aged Macallan whisky ever bottled. Christmas cake style fruit with all the complexity of a classy aged malt. This Macallan is in a league of its own and proudly sits alongside the more recent Lalique range.
An incredible whisky produced by and in honour of Malt Master David Stewart's 50th year with William Grant's. Bottled from cask 5576, a European oak sherry hogshead, at natural cask strength, it's been around at Balvenie as long as David and has almost learned as much.
One of the rarest single malts ever released, This famous Springbank was once in the Guinness Book of Records as the world's most expensive whisky. Just 24 bottles of this liquid treasure from the 1919 vintage were bottled at the distillery in 1970. A magnificent museum piece of whisky history.