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 »
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.
An official release of single cask Bowmore, distilled in August 1980 and bottled in July 2004 at cask strength. What's more, it comes with a rather nifty replica copper still decanter, embossed with a name plate featuring the bottle number.
An incredible collectors bottling from Macallan, the third in a range of royal bottlings, with only 1953 sets produced. This set celebrates Queen Elizabeth II's coronation in 1953, 60 years before the release, and comprises two sherry cask matured whiskies - one from American oak, one from Spanish.
Bottled in 2012, this 1969 vintage Balblair was aged exclusively in ex-bourbon American oak casks. A release of 999 bottles, this was produced at a time when the distillery malted its own barley on site and the stills were coal-fired.
Glen Garioch is a distillery with a comparatively low profile, and quality has varied over its lifetime under a succession of different owners - but real aficionados will tell you that the older expressions are some of the best malts in Scotland. This is a whisky with fruit and floral notes, but also, crucially, some restrained peat.