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 »
One of the stupendous cask strength Longrows bottled in the 1980s by legendary Italian bottler Samaroli. These extraordinary whiskies from Longrow's first vintage sealed the reputation of Springbank's peated malt.
Bottled over a decade ago, this is a very special Signatory edition of Ben Wyvis, the single malt made at Whyte & Mackay's Invergordon distillery for a brief period between 1965 and 1976. Almost all Ben Wyvis went straight for blending so this is rare indeed. Just 84 sets were released, each with a miniature of the spirit included in the box.
The eleventh Port Ellen in Diageo's Special Releases series was distilled in 1979 and bottled at 32 years old. We reckon it's the best official PE in many years - sadly our allocation was completely pre-booked before the stock arrived.
A 1949 vintage Glen Grant from independent bottlers Gordon & Macphail. One of the minority of distilleries in Speyside that can take extended cask maturation, we estimate this was bottled in the 1980s and is therefore well over 30 years old.
A very special Macallan for a very special occasion, celebrating the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II. This whisky has been drawn from the cask on February 8th, the date of the Queen's accession, and bottled at a strength of 52% to signify the beginning of her reign in 1952. Finally, to represent the 60th year of her reign, this special whisky is limited to just 2012 bottles.
A very special Bowmore from a hogshead filled on August 9th 1980, the day that Queen Elizabeth II visited the distillery. Cask #5774 was acquired by Jim Howat, then Chairman of Morrison Bowmore and was left in his will to the JTH Charitable Trust he created with his wife Christine. Designed and bottled in 2011 by Morrison Bowmore as a special limited edition for the charitable trust yielding 156 bottles at a natural strength of 46.7%.
A long aged bottle from Gordon & Macphail, a mystery single malt simply labelled as "Macphail's". It doesn't list a bottling date but with a distillation year of 1946 it must be topping 60 years old - an incredible slice of history.
A very rare distillery bottling of Ben Wyvis whisky. Specially bottled for Munton and Fison and distilled using only their malt. This whisky was distilled in 1972 just a few years before the distillery was closed and dismantled.
A rare 1967 vintage whisky from Campbeltown's Springbank, one of the two distilleries in the area that survived the rigours of the 20th century. This one has aged for 27 years, picking up a beautiful copper colour, and is sure to be a hit with collectors.
A rare special bottling of 1965 vintage Springbank. Distilled in the year Everest, a British double-glazing and home improvement company, was founded, this was bottled in 1993 in commemoration of The Everest Challenge cycle ride.
The 11th cask that The Scotch Malt Whisky Society bottled from distillery number 27 (Springbank). Distilled in January 1967, it was aged for 23 years before being bottled for the enjoyment of its members in February 1990.