Another of Gordon & Macphail's long-aged Glen Grants which, along with Glenfarclas, represent the best-value long-aged sherried Speysides available. Thankfully, Glen Grant is one of those special Speysiders (like Glenfarclas, Mortlach and Macallan) that is capable of withstanding immense oak ageing without tasting like a pile of wet sawdust.
A 1959 vintage Glen Grant bottled by independent bottlers Gordon & Macphail in 1999 at around 40 years of age. The distillery's production on one of a few that can withstand such long ageing in sherry casks without being too overpowered.
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.
An old and well matured Glenfarclas released as part of the 10th edition of Family Casks, their prestigious single cask line. Distilled in 1959, matured for over 50 years in a sherry hogshead and bottled in 2012 at cask strength.
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.
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.
An incredibly rare single cask Glenfiddich, distilled in 1959 and aged for over 46 years. Each Private Vintage bottling is selected from a shortlist of 4-6 casks, selected by the malt master, and then hand bottled. Each bottle comes with in a sturdy cherry wood presentation box.
A single cask release from Glenfiddich, this edition of Private Vintage was aged in cask 3934 from distillation in 1959 until release in 2006. This received an incredible 94 points on the Malt Maniacs Monitor.