A 38 year old whisky from Glenallachie, distilled in 1973 and bottled in 2011 by The Whisky Agency. This bottle depicts a lion with a rather poorly trimmed mane and a heron making use of the cuttings as a nest for its chick. Matured in Ex-Bourbon barrels and bottled at 50.4%
At 29 years old, this is by some distance the oldest official bottling of Cragganmore that has ever come to the market. A long-time favourite here at TWE, this is also the top-ranked Cragganmore on Serge Valentin's Whiskyfun.
A historic bottling - the first ever official release of Inverleven, the Lowland distillery closed in 1991. This is one of the first releases in Chivas Brothers' Deoch an Doras series - the name (roughly pronounced 'Jock an Doris') means 'a drink at the door', the Gaelic equivalent of 'one for the road' - although why the Irish spelling of 'doras' has been used instead of the Scottish 'doruis' or 'dorus' is probably one for the marketing dept to answer.
A 1973 vintage whisky from Inverleven, a malt distillery that operated from within the Dumbarton grain distillery complex until 1991. This is part of Chivas Brothers's Deoch an Doras series, roughly translated as 'One for the road', and was bottled in 2011 at 37 years old.
A 1973 vintage Dailuaine, bottled in the mid-1990s at 22 years old as part of the Rare Malts collection. Despite its two decades in wood it has maintained a lot of its strength, coming in at an eye watering 60.92% ABV.
A 1973 vintage whisky from Glenglassaugh distillery. This whisky has been aged for 39 years and finished in single cask previously used for Muscat Wine. The cask itself is from the Massandra winery in Crimea, which has been producing wine for more than 110 years.
A 1979 vintage whisky from Glenglassaugh. This whisky has been aged for 39 years and spent time finishing in a barrel previously used for Aleatico wine. The influence of such a sweet wine, gives the whisky a sweet, fruity taste.
An old release of Auchentoshan whisky. This was distilled in 1973 and aged for 29 years in a Sherry Butt. The wonderfully dark colour of this whisky just goes to show how well it's been influenced by the sherry butt.
A fabulous cask strength expression of Linlithgow aka St Magdalene, this was part of the Diageo super premium 'Special Releases' from 2004. Beautiful grassy, fruity Lowland malt whisky with real depth.