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 1963 vintage entry in Glenfarclas's Family Casks range, part of the 10th release of single cask bottlings. Bottled in 2012 it's a rich old traditional whisky from the distillery, packed full of sherry fruit.
A 1949 vintage Glenlivet drawn from the scary end of Gordon & Macphail's well-stocked warehouses. Glenlivet is a spirit that can happily take a lot of aging and this one is a perfect demonstration, having sat in a cask for over 50 years..
A 1949 vintage Strathisla from independent bottlers Gordon & Macphail. The name Strathisla was not used until 1951, so when this was distilled, the distillery would have been known as Milton. We estimate this was bottled in the 1980s.
An cask-strength Ardbeg from the hugely desirable 1972 vintage, bottled from a single bourbon cask for Oddbins in 2004. Even that far back, Ardbeg mania was already in full effect - this bottling was said to have sold out in under two hours, and that was even before whisky guru Serge of Whiskyfun had given it 93 points...
A single cask release of Ardbeg 1974 for the UK market, this time a mere 141 bottles from a bourbon cask. We are told there are very few old casks left at Ardbeg for this kind of bottling, so this may be one of the last released on these shores.
A 1968 vintage Bowmore, bottled at 25 years old. A highly regarded bottling that was awarded 92 points by the Malt Maniacs, with Serge Valentin awarding it 91 points, noting it was full of tropical fruit.