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 »
The most sought after of the yearly Diageo Special Releases - the official bottling of whisky from long closed Port Ellen. This 12th release is a vatting of refill American and European oak matured whisky that was distilled in 1979. At 32 years old this was, at release, the joint oldest official bottling of Port Ellen.
Glenglassaugh was mothballed from 1986 to 2008. When the distillery was sold and reopened, the deal included some maturing whisky, including this cask. Bottled at 41 years old, this is a rich chocolatey malt and is presented in a beautiful crystal decanter with two crystal glasses.
A 1946 vintage Glenlivet from independent bottlers Gordon & Macphail, who specialise in bottling older whiskies. Distilled just after the end of the Second World War, this has been aged for 40 years before being bottled.
An incredible old Bowmore from Duncan Taylor. Distilled back in May 1966, this was aged for 40 years before being bottled in August 2006. This bottling has a bit of a reputation and rightly so - a fantastic example of 1960s Bowmore at its best.
A Duncan Taylor bottling of 1966 vintage whisky from Bowmore, released as part of their peerless range. 1960s Bowmore are rare for one very specific reason - they are excellent. This may distillation, matured for 36 and bottled in June 2002, promises to be continue that tradition.
A 1966 vintage Bowmore from independent bottlers Duncan Taylor as part of their cask strength Rare Auld series in 2004. Matured for 38 years in cask number 3303, just 179 bottles were yielded. This bottling received an impressive 92 points on the Malt Maniacs monitor.
A 1963 vintage distillery bottling of Springbank which carries the distillery's traditional black label. This was distilled a few years after the distillery's on site maltings ceased production for a period of over thirty years.