A simply stunning refill sherried Glenfarclas at a phenomenal age. What is amazing about this whisky is that the oak is not too intrusive and while there is obviously a big fruitcake sherry character, it isn't overwhelming and the balance is still there. Probably one of the greatest malts ever released from this truly great distillery.
One of a pair of 25yo sherry casks of Glen Moray 1959 released by Italian maestros Samaroli in 1984. This is from a single sherry butt that yielded just 240 bottles. Extraordinary colour for a 46% whisky.
A 19 year old Cadenhead's bottling of whisky from Glenugie, who closed in 1983 without any official bottlings available. Fortunately folks like Cadenhead's had been buying and casks, giving us a chance to tastes treats such as this 1959 vintage, released in November 1978.
A 1959 vintage Glenugie released by independent bottlers Cadenhead's after 19 years maturation in November 1978. No official bottlings were known to have been released by the distillery before it closed in 1983.
Coleraine was once so prized it was the only Irish whiskey supplied to the House of Commons, however the distillery fell on hard times after WWII. This very rare cask strength edition was distilled in 1959 and bottled in 1993, fifteen years after the distillery's closure, although single malt had not been made there since the mid-1960s. A true collector's item, only 400 bottles were produced.
Bottled as part of Glenlivet's incredibly successful 'Cellar Collection' series, this is one of only 400 bottles released. This bottling was predominantly for the US market and as a result is extremely scarce on this side of the pond.